Running for Office

The next City Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  All five council seats are up for election: 1 seat At-Large, 2 seats representing Ward 1 and 2 seats representing Ward 2.  Candidates must run for election from the Ward in which they live, unless running at-large.


Candidate Registration: August 2 - September 24, 2021,12:00 Noon

Candidate packets will be available Monday, August 2, 2021 through Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:00 Noon.


Qualifications for Council

City councilmembers shall be persons of known integrity, experience and sound judgment, not less than twenty-one (21) years of age, citizens of the United States, registered to vote in city elections and residents of the city and the ward for which they seek election for one (1) year (three hundred sixty-five (365) days) immediately preceding the date of their election. Each councilmember shall hold his or her office for two (2) years from the date of the second regular meeting after the election in November of the year of his or her election and until the qualification of his or her successor. A councilmember shall remain a resident of the city, within the ward from which they were elected and must remain a registered voter within such ward, unless elected at-large, while holding office.


Additional Information

For additional information on candidate filing requirements please contact the Clerk to the Board of Elections at [email protected] or call (301) 725-5300


Board of Election Supervisors

John Kish, Chairman

William Wellford, Chief Judge, Ward 1

Rhonda Whitley, Chief Judge, Ward 2



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Clerk to the City Council

The Clerk to the City Council provides assistance to the City Council, maintains and preserves City legislation, and provides administrative and reporting coverage of meetings.