Candidate Information

Candidacy Filing Period


Candidate Registration opens on February 1, 2021 and closes on March 12, 2021 at 5 PM. 

Interested candidates must schedule an appointment to submit their forms by emailing or calling 301-985-5001.

Candidate Information Sessions 

Want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Elected Officials? Join us for one of our information sessions. Members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections and the Ethics Commission will be present to answer questions and provide assistance. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Candidate Information Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Interested participants must register to attend using the links below.

Candidate Information Sessions - Zoom Registration Links:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6 PM to 8 PM:

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10 AM to 12 PM:

Mandatory Candidate Training
A mandatory candidate training session for certified candidates will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 6 PM via zoom. The link to register for the meeting is below.

Candidate Packet 

You can find the 2021 Candidate Information Packet

Filing Forms 
Forms are fillable PDFs. 

Campaign Finance Documents
The 2021 Campaign Finance documents are linked below. Report due dates are listed below. Reports may be submitted in hard copy to the City building (by appointment) or electronically to Forms may not be submitted prior to the due date and are due by 1 PM on the due date. All candidates are required to submit reports.

Report Deadlines:
First Report: April 20. 2021 at 1 PM. 
Second Report: May 4, 2021 at 1 PM
Annual Report: September 7, 2021 at 1 PM

Campaign Finance Forms:
Campaign Finance Cover Page
Campaign Finance Workbook
Disposition of Funds Form

Reference Documents
Charter Amendment 2020-01: Changing Election Day Certification Time and Council Officer Elections
Charter Amendment 2021-01: Close of Candidate Registration
Hyattsville Ordinance 2020-06: Authorizing Vote-by-Mail Procedures
Hyattsville Ordinance 2020-07: Ballot Intake Procedures
Resolution 2020-09: Designating 2021 as an all Vote-by-Mail election