CITY OF LAUREL GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Calendar of Deadlines
|September 24 (5:00pm)||Deadline to file election forms with the Clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors|
|September 24 (5:00pm)||Deadline for filing first Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report|
|October 5||Board of Election Supervisors meet to set the Election Ballot|
|October 5||Deadline for registering* to vote in the City Election on November 3, 2015
*In Person Board of Election Supervisors of Prince George’s County, 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Suite 108, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.
By Mail Call 301-430-8020 to receive your mail-in registration form. The self-addressed voter registration forms are also available at all County libraries or at the Laurel Municipal Center.
|October 20 by 5:00 p.m.||Deadline for filing second Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report|
|October 23 by 5:00 p.m.||Deadline to file Poll Watcher Forms|
|October 27 by 5:00 p.m.||Deadline for application for Absentee Ballot|
|October 31 (8:00am to 5:00pm)||EARLY VOTING - 8:00am to 5:00pm - Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road|
|November 3 (7:00am - 8:00pm)||ELECTION DAY - 7:00am to 8:00pm
Ward 1 - Laurel Municipal Center
Ward 2 - Robert J DiPietro Community Center
|November 4 (5:00pm)||Board of Election Supervisors meet to count paper ballots|
|November 5 (5:00pm)||Special Mayor and City Council Meeting to accept election returns|
|November 9 (7:00pm)||Swearing-in of the newly elected Council|
|December 3 (7:00pm)||Deadline to file Final Contributions/Disbursement Report|
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 2015
The City of Laurel will hold its General Election on November 3, 2015. The election will be for mayor and five (5) City Council Members: Two (2) from Ward 1, Two (2) from Ward 2 and One (1) At-Large.
For additional information, please contact the Office of the Clerk at 301-725-5300, Extension 2121, or email [email protected]. The deadline to file election forms with the Clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors for candidacy consideration is 5:00pm on September 24, 2015.
City of Laurel Charter - Sec. 350. - Mayor.
The mayor of said city shall be a person of known integrity, experience and sound judgment, not less than twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States, shall be registered to vote in city elections and a resident of said city for the two (2) years immediately preceding the date of his or her election. The mayor shall hold office for four (4) years from the second regular meeting after the election in November of the year of his or her election and until the qualification of his or her successor. The mayor shall remain a resident of the city while holding office.
City of Laurel Charter - Sec. 310. - City council.
City councilmembers shall be persons of known integrity, experience and sound judgment, not less than twenty-one (21) years of age, citizens of the United States, registered to vote in city elections and residents of the city and the ward for which they seek election for one (1) year (three hundred sixty-five (365) days) immediately preceding the date of their election. Each councilmember shall hold his or her office for two (2) years from the date of the second regular meeting after the election in November of the year of his or her election and until the qualification of his or her successor. A councilmember shall remain a resident of the city, within the ward from which they were elected and must remain a registered voter within such ward, unless elected at-large, while holding office.
All voters shall register in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of Prince George's County. Every person who is registered with the County Board of Elections and is a resident of the City of Laurel shall be entitled to vote in all City elections.
Qualified residents of the City may obtain a Maryland Voter Registration Application at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. You may also access voter registration information at the State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.md.us or the Prince George's County Board of Elections at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov
Ward 1 Residents - Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel
Ward 2 Residents - Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, Cypress Street, Laurel
Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 8:00 am. until 5:00 p.m.
To request an absentee ballot for the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, call the Board of Election Supervisors at 301-725-5300, Extension 2120 or download an application from the City’s website. Completed applications must be mailed or delivered to the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors. No email or faxed applications will be accepted. All applications must have original signatures. The deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, October 27, 2015.