Ward 1 Special Election
There will be a special election for residents of Ward 1 on September 14, 2021 to fill the Council seat left open when former Councilmember Kevin Ward accepted the position of Mayor.
2021 Special Election Guide
Learn about your 2021 Special Election Candidates and find important voter information in the 2021 Special Election Guide!
Important Dates and Deadlines
- July 23, 2021: Deadline for registered voters to provide an alternative mailing address. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot. Individuals who need to register or submit an alternative mailing address after this date must contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-985-5009.
- August 2021: Ballots mailed to all registered voters. You can track the status of your ballot using the Ballot Scout tool below.
- August 12, 2021: Hyattsville Life & Times Candidate Forum. Watch live starting at 7:00 p.m on the Hyattsville Life & Times Facebook page at facebook.com/hyattsvillelife, on cable (Comcast 71, Verizon, 12) or online at http://hyattsville-md.granicus.com/player/camera/2.
- August 31, 2021: Ward 1 Candidate Meet & Greet, online starting at 6:00 p.m. Zoom registration is available at www.hyattsville.org/calendar.
- September 7, 2021: Deadline to register to vote for the Ward 1 Special Election in advance of Election Day. Individuals may still register to vote in-person at the City Building on Election Day.
- September 14, 2021: Election Day! A polling center for Ward 1 residents will be open at the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. Same Day Voter Registration will also be processed at this location.
Ballot return deadline: Voters must return ballots to the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, by 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, either by mail, at a secure Election drop box (City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street and Hyattsville Middle School, 6001 42nd Avenue), or in person at the City Building. Postmarked ballots received after 8 PM on September 14 will not be counted.
Track your Ballot with Ballot Scout!
Enter your information below to track your ballot and confirm your ballot is accepted, Please be advised that ballot tracking relies on USPS scanning the ballot envelope at each stage of the delivery process. If USPS fails to scan the ballot envelope at any point, gaps in ballot tracking will occur.
When your ballot is received the status will show as "Received". Your ballot status will change to "Accepted" or "Unaccepted" once it is processed. If your ballot is "Unaccepted" you can call the Voter Information Hotline at (301) 322-7497 or email email@example.com to receive further information. Ballot processing will continue for several days past Election Day, September 14. 2021.
If you'd like to learn about how the ballot-tracking process works, click here
Watch Democracy in Action!
The Board of Supervisors of Elections will begin processing ballots received for the 2021 Special Election on August 31, 2021. Processing will include the sorting, opening, and scanning of ballots. Ballot results will not be tabulated until the close of polls on Election Day. All ballot intake sessions are broadcasted on the City’s on cable station (Comcast 71, Verizon, 12) and live streamed online at www.hyattsville-md.granicus.com/player/camera/2.
- Tuesday, August 31, 11 AM - 4 PM
- Friday, September 3, 3 - 6 PM
- Friday, September 10, 3 - 6 PM
- Monday, September 13, 10 AM - 2 PM
- Thursday, September 14, 1 - 6 PM
- Thursday, September 16, 3 - 6 PM
To ensure you receive your ballot:
Check your voter registration address.
- If you are registered to vote in State and County elections click here for voter lookup.
- If you are registered to vote only in City of Hyattsville elections email firstname.lastname@example.org to check your status.
- If you believe you are registered but you have not received your ballot by August 31, please call 301-985-5009 or email email@example.com.
To Request a Replacement Ballot
If you never received your vote-by-mail ballot or need to request a replacement ballot, please complete the Replacement Ballot Affidavit online form below. You may also call 301-985-5009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a replacement. Voters are required to return a completed affidavit requesting the replacement ballot with the final ballot.
Voter Registration Guidelines
You can vote in City of Hyattsville elections if you:
- Are at least 16 years of age
- Have the City of Hyattsville as your primary residence
- Do not claim the right to vote elsewhere in the U.S.
- Have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate the desire to vote
The deadline to register to automatically receive your ballot by mail for the 2021 Ward 1 Special Election is July 23, 2021. After this date you will need to contact email@example.com or call 301-985-5009 to receive a ballot.
Most Hyattsville Residents are eligible to register using the Maryland State Voter Registration Form. Forms must be submitted according to State guidelines found here. You may register by downloading the forms below and returning them to the Prince George's County Board of Elections or register online here. 16 and 17 year-olds who will be eligible to vote in County, State and Federal elections at age 18 should use the Maryland State Voter Registration Form. Maryland allows 16 year-olds to pre-register to vote using this form.
Hyattsville residents who are not U.S. citizens, or do not wish to register with the State, may use the Hyattsville City Voter Registration Form. Forms must be submitted to the City of Hyattsville. Download:
The Supplemental Voter Registry Affidavit can be downloaded:
- in English (PDF)
- en Español (PDF)
- Paper copies of the forms are available at the City Municipal Building.
Ballot Drop-Box Locations
Secure drop boxes are monitored by camera 24/7
- City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street
- Hyattsville Middle School, 6001 42nd Avenue
Same Day Voter Registration
Eligible residents from all Wards can register to vote and cast their ballot on Election Day at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, between the hours of 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Real Talk: City Elections!
Watch this recording of the March 1, 2021 Teen Center Real Talk session with City leaders to hear why local elections matter to teens and learn how to register to vote.