Running for Office

The next City Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  The Mayor and all five council seats are up for election: Mayor is an at-large seat i.e. can be from either Ward; 1 seat At-Large, 2 seats representing Ward 1 and 2 seats representing Ward 2.  Council candidates must run for election from the Ward in which they live, unless running at-large.

 

Candidate Registration: TBD

Candidate packets will be available: TBD

 

Qualifications for Mayor

The Mayor 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 the 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.

 

Qualifications for 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.

 

Additional Information

For additional information on candidate filing requirements please contact the Clerk to the Board of Elections at [email protected] or call (301) 725-5300

 

Board of Election Supervisors

John Kish, Chairman

William Wellford, Chief Judge, Ward 1

Rhonda Whitley, Chief Judge, Ward 2

 

 

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Clerk to the City Council

It is the responsibility of the Clerk to the City Council to provide assistance to the City Council and to maintain and preserve all required legislation in accordance with State, County and City Codes. The Clerk's Office provides administrative and reporting coverage of all meetings of the Mayor and City Council and various Boards and Commissions. The Clerk serves as the Archivist of the City and is the City's Public Information Act Representative.  Any one desiring information or a copy of adopted or proposed legislation should contact the Clerk's Office by phone or email as listed above.