CITY OF LAUREL GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
2017 CANDIDATES - CITY OF LAUREL GENERAL ELECTION
At-Large (vote for 1)
Michael R. Leszcz
Jeffrey W. Mills
Ward 1 (vote for 2)
Valerie M.A. Nicholas
H. Edward Ricks
Ward 2 (vote for 2)
Keith R. Sydnor
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 7, 2017
The City of Laurel will hold its General Election on November 7, 2017. The election will be for 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].
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, November 4, 2017 - 8:00 am. until 5:00 p.m.
To request an absentee ballot for the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 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 31, 2017.
CALENDAR OF DEADLINES
June 5 – August 4 Candidate Packets available
(First Campaign Contribution/Disbursement Report due with Required Documents for Nomination)
Week of August 7 Board of Election Supervisors will meet to review the Required Documents for Nomination (Financial Disclosures will be forwarded to the Ethics Commission)
October 2 Board of Election Supervisors meet to set the official ballot
October 10 Last Day to Register to Vote for November 7, 2017 Election - Prince George’s County Board of Election Supervisors*
October 23 Second Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report
October 31 Last Day to apply for an Absentee Ballot
November 1 Poll Watcher Forms due to the Board of Election Supervisors
November 4 EARLY VOTING – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road
Both Ward 1 and Ward 2 voters
November 7 ELECTION DAY – 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ward 1 – Laurel Municipal Center
Ward 2 – Robert J. DiPietro Community Center
November 8 (5:00 p.m.) Board of Election Supervisors meet to count paper ballots
November 9 (7:00 p.m.) Special Mayor and City Council Meeting to certify election returns
November 13 (7:00 p.m.) Swearing-in of the newly elected City Council
November 30 Final Campaign Contribution/Disbursement Report Due