Elections

The 2013 Biennial Election will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM
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Offices Open for Election
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.

During each biennial election, one Council Seat from each Ward is open for election. 

**Special Election Notice for Ward 5**
Due to a vacancy, there will be an additional 2-year Ward 5 seat up for Election on May 7, 2013. The Board of Supervisors of Elections has determined that the winner of the popular vote in Ward 5 will receive the 4-year term and the runner up of the popular vote will receive the  2-year term. Ward 5 candidates may not register specifically for either the 4 or 2 year terms. Voters in Ward 5 will choose 2 candidates.

There will be a Candidates Forum moderated by Flawn Williams on April 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. All are invited to attend to learn more about the candidates. The forum will also be broadcast live on the City's cable television channel.

2013 Election Calendar

Monday, February 25 
   
Candidates may begin registering at 8:30 a.m.
Applications for Absentee Ballots available, 8:30 a.m.
Applications available in the office of the City Clerk or online
Campaign signs may be erected

Monday, March 11     
Special evening Candidate Registration, 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29      
Deadline for candidates to register 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5  
Deadline for residents to register or report address changes to the Maryland Board of Elections, 5:00 p.m.
Voter applications must be submitted to the Board of Elections of Prince
George’s County, 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


Tuesday, April 9      
Begin processing Absentee Ballot Applications, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 23
Candidates Forum, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, City Council Chambers

Friday, April 26    
Deadline for candidates to file Initial Campaign Finance Report, 5:00 p.m.
   
Saturday, May 4    

Absentee Ballot Drop-Off at City Municipal Building, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Monday, May 6  
Deadline for filing Absentee Ballot Applications, 10:00 a.m.
Applications must be received by the City by this date and time

Tuesday, May 7      
City Election, 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14  
Deadline for candidates to file Final Campaign Finance Report - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17   
Deadline for removal of campaign signs

Monday, May 20  
   
City Council Meeting - 8:00 p.m.
Certified Election results are accepted by the Council and the newly elected official is issued the oath of office.

Voter Registration

How do I register to vote?

You must register to vote through the Maryland State Board of Elections. The State automatically forwards your registration information to the appropriate County and City offices.

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.

Polling Locations

Listed below are the polling locations for each of the City's five Wards.

Residents must vote at the location assigned for their Ward. Wards are assigned based on each voter's address in the agency voter registration records.

Your assigned Ward can be determined by using one of the following resources:


Ward One:
City Municipal Building - 4310 Gallatin Street, First Floor, Multipurpose Room

Ward Two:
Magruder Park Recreation Center - 3911 Hamilton Street (40th Avenue & Hamilton Street), Rear Multipurpose Room

Ward Three:
University Christian Church - 6800 Adelphi Road, Narthex Entrance

Ward Four:
St. Matthews Episcopal/Anglican Church - 5901 36th Avenue - entrance off of 36th Avenue

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

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

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Mayoral Election)
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Certified Results of the May 2011 Election
The complete Certified Results can be downloaded here.

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