The Ward 5 Special Election Voter Information Guide is now available! Click here to view. 

 On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the City will hold an election to fill a vacancy for Ward 5.

To run for office, you must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of Ward 5. Candidate registration opens on Monday, July 13 and runs until Friday, August 7.

For more information on running for office, click here
To find a list of registered candidates, click here.
To find out what City Ward you live in, click here

Elected Offices in the City of Hyattsville
Elected offices of the City of Hyattsville include the Mayor and 10 Council Members. The City is divided into five Wards with two Council Members representing each Ward. The Mayor and Council Members are elected to 4-year terms. Due to a vacancy in Ward 5, the City will hold a special election to fill the open Ward 5 Council seat in September. The individual elected to this seat will serve the remainder of the term until May 2017, at which time, the seat will be up for re-election during the City's normal Biannual Election. 

During each biennial election, one Council Seat from each Ward is open for election. The Mayor's Seat will  be open for election in 2019.

New in 2015!
In January 2015, the Hyattsville City Council amended the City Charter to expand the right to vote in City Elections to 16 and 17 year old Hyattsville residents.

16 and 17 year olds wishing to vote in the Ward 5 Special Election must register to vote through the Maryland State Board of Elections. 

Voter Registration

The City encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. 

Check your voter registration status here. This link will take you to the State of Maryland Board of Elections voter look up tool. Please note that the polling location listed on the State's website is for State and County elections only - you will have a different polling location for City Elections. To find your polling locations for the May 5, 2015 Election click here. The Polling Locations are also listed at the bottom of this page. 

You may register to vote in the City of Hyattsville elections if you meet the following qualifications:

You are a U.S. Citizen
At least 16 years of age
Reside in the City of Hyattsville

How do I register to vote?

You must register to vote through the Maryland State Board of Elections which will also allow register you to vote in State and National Elections. The State automatically forwards your registration information to the appropriate County and City offices. Typically the deadline to register to vote in an election is 30 days prior to the election date.

Forms for registering with the Maryland State Board of Elections are available at the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street.  Forms may be obtained online here. You may also call the Prince George's County Board of Elections at 301-430-8020 to obtain forms.

If I changed my address, do I need to register again?
No. Your registration is permanent, as long as you notify the Maryland and/or your current County Board of Elections of your current address. You must notify the State of any address changes by April 10, 2015.

For the Special Election, there are two options available for voting. 

Election Day Voting - Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 pm. on Election Day. The Polling location is listed below. 

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting) - Any registered vote may apply to vote by absentee ballot. To be counted, an absentee ballot must be received by the Board of Supervisors of Elections before the closing of polls on Election Day. For more information and to download an application, click here

Polling Location for the September 12, 2015 Ward 5 Election

Magruder Park Recreation Center - 3911 Hamilton Street (40th Avenue & Hamilton Street), Front Multipurpose Room

The May 2015 Biennial Election Results can be found here

Upcoming Election Dates
Future City of Hyattsville elections will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Mayoral Election)

Questions on the election may be directed to Hyattsville City Clerk Laura Reams
by phone at 301/985-5009 or by email.