CITY OF LAUREL GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
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Candidate List for Elected Office 2013
At Large (1 seat): Michael R. Leszcz, Adrian B. Rousseau
Ward 1 (2 seats): Valerie M.A. Nicholas, H. Edward Ricks, John Mathew Smith
Ward 2 (2 seats): Donna L. Crary, Thomas Elwood Matthews, Frederick Smalls
2013 ELECTION CALENDAR OF DEADLINES
|September 3 (5:00pm)
||Deadline to file election forms with the Clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors
|September 23 (5:00pm)
||Deadline for filing first Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report
||Board of Election Supervisors meet to set the Election Ballot
||Deadline for registering* to vote in the City Election on November 5, 2013
*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 21 by 5:00 p.m.
||Deadline for filing second Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report
|October 22 by 5:00 p.m.
||Deadline to file Poll Watcher Forms
|October 29 by 5:00 p.m.
||Deadline for application for Absentee Ballot
|November 2 (8:00am to 5:00pm)
||EARLY VOTING - 8:00am to 5:00pm - Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road
|November 5 (7:00am - 8:00pm)
||ELECTION DAY - 7:00am to 8:00pm
Ward 1 - Laurel Municipal Center
Ward 2 - Robert J DiPietro Community Center
|November 6 (5:00pm)
||Board of Election Supervisors meet to count paper ballots
|November 7 (5:00pm)
||Special Mayor and City Council Meeting to accept election returns
|November 7 (7:00pm)
||Deadline to file third Campaign Contributions/Disbursement Report
|November 25 (7:00pm)
||Swearing-in of the newly elected Council
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2013
The City of Laurel will hold its General Election on November 5, 2013. 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.
Qualifications for City Council are as follows: You must be 21 years of age, you must be a citizen of the United States, you must be a registered voter in the City of Laurel Elections, you must be a resident of the City for one year immediately preceding the date of election and you must reside in the Ward from which you are seeking election. Candidates for elected office must fill out a Candidate Affidavit Form, a Certificate of Nomination Form that includes 30 signatures of qualified voters, along with a $40.00 filing fee, a Treasurer Appointment Form, a Financial Disclosure Statement and Campaign Contribution/Disbursement Reports.
For a copy of "Running for Elected Office" a Municipal Elections Candidate's Information Packet, please contact the Office of the Clerk at 301-725-5300, Extension 2121, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to file election forms with the Clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors for candidacy consideration is 5:00pm on September 3, 2013.
For additional General Election information, please go to the City's website at www.cityoflaurel.org or call Kimberley Rau, Clerk to the Board of Elections, at 301-725-5300 ext. 2121.
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
Click here for a map of the wards and polling locations
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 2, 2013 - 8:00 am. until 5:00 p.m.
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS
To request an absentee ballot for the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 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 29, 2013.
Click here to download the Absentee Ballot Application