Here are some commonly asked questions regarding City Elections. If you have additional questions, please call the Clerk to the City Council at (301) 725-5300, extension 2120.


Elections and Voter Registration


Regular City Elections

The City of laurel holds an election every two years on the first Tuesday in November of the odd year.  The Mayor serves a four (4) year term and the City Council serves a two (2) year term.  The next General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021.


Voting in City Elections

Every person registered with the Prince George’s County Board of Election Supervisors and is a resident of the City of Laurel is eligible to vote in all city election.


Voter Registration

You can register to vote at the State Board of Elections at or the Prince George's County Board of Elections at


Polling Locations

Ward 1 - Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD

Ward 2 - Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, Cypress Street, Laurel, MD

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


City Ward Map


Can I Vote by Absentee Ballot?

Yes, you can vote by absentee ballot. Contact the Board of Election Supervisors to request an application for an absentee ballot at [email protected] or call the Clerk to the Board of Elections at 301-725-5300, extension 221.


Early Voting

Early Voting will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.










Office of the City Council

The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Laurel, and considers and enacts resolutions, regulations, and ordinances for the protection of rights and privileges, peace, good government, and safety and health of all citizens.