Elections

The next City Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The election will be an all Vote-by-Mail election. Ballots will be automatically mailed to all registered voters in early April 2021.

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 four-year terms.

In 2021, o
ne Council Seat from each of the five Wards is open for election. The Mayor's seat is also open for election in 2021 to fill the remainder of Mayor Hollingsworth's term through May 2023. Mayor Hollingsworth resigned effective, December 31, 2020.

A list of registered candidates for the 2021 Election can be found here


Get to know the candidates!


Download the 2021 Voter Guide and Candidate Bios 
Please note that Ward 2 Candidate Oliva Lopez has withdrawn her candidacy, effective April 21, 2021

Register to Vote!

Most Hyattsville Residents are eligible to register to vote in City elections using the Maryland State Voter Registration Form.

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.

Forms must be submitted according to State guidelines found here. Download:
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: 
Paper copies of the forms are available per request by calling 301-985-5001 or emailing electionboard@hyattsville.org. 



Same Day Voter Registration

Any eligible resident can do same-day voter register on Election Day, May 11, 2021, at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. 

Watch Democracy in Action


Watch the City's democratic process in action. The Board of Supervisors of Elections will begin processing ballots received for the 2021 Election on April 26, 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. 

Ballot intake sessions are open to the publice but attendance is limited to four (4) observers per session due to COVID-19 restrictions. Observers must pre-register by emailing cityclerk@hyattsville.org. The ballot intake sessions will also be broadcast on the City's cable station (Comcast 71, Verizon 12) and live streamed at hyattsville-md.granicus.com/player/camera/2. 

The planned dates and times for ballot intake are listed below. Please noted that these times are subject to change depending on the volume of ballots received. Shifts may end early if all ballots have completed processing. Updates will be listed below. 

Ballot Intake Schedule:
Monday, April 26: 10 AM - 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday, April 27: 10 AM - 2 PM (NOTE THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED)
Thursday, April 28: 10 AM - 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, May 1: 12 PM - 4 PM
Tuesday, May 4: 10 AM - 2 PM (NOTE THE 3-7 PM SHIFT IS CANCELLED)
Thursday, May 8: 10 AM - 2 PM and 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, May 8: 12 PM - 4 PM
Sunday, May 9: 12 PM - 4 PM
Monday, May 10: 10 AM - 2 PM

​Election Legislation

The City Council has recently updated several sections of the City Charter and Code required to conduct an all Vote-by-Mail election in 2021. Updates to the City Charter and Code are listed below. 



  • Charter Amendment Resolution 2020-01 - Changing Election Day, Certification Timeline, and Procedures for Electing Council Officers
  • Charter Amendment Resolution 2020-01 - Changing the Candidate Registration Closing Date (Pending adoption in January 2021, Public Hearing on January 19, 2021 at 7 PM)
  • Ordinance 2020-06, Chapter 8, Elections - Authorizing Vote=by-Mail Election Procedures
  • Ordinance 2020-07, Chapter 8, Elections - Ballot Intake Procedures for Vote-by-Mail election
  • Ordinance 2021-01, Chapter 8, Elections - Changing the Candidate Registration Closing Date (Pending Adoption in January 2021)
  • Resolution 2020-09 - Designating the 2021 Election as Vote-by-Mail

Questions?

Contact the City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5009.



File a Complaint

if you'd like to file an election complaint in violation of City Code Chapter 8, please complete the form here and email to electionboard@hyattsville.org.