AUGUST 2019

ELECTION UPDATE


Voting Centers!


Early Voting


Absentee Voting


Registering to Vote


Running for Office


Apply to be an Election Judge


City Elections
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Polls open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This fall the qualified voters of the City will elect the Mayor and City Council. All seats are up for election. Voters will benefit from some new initiatives this year to making voting easier than ever.


Voting Centers

On November 5, voters may choose to vote at the voting center most convenient to them, regardless of the district in which they live. Each voting center will be supplied with ballots from all districts. The voting centers will be located at:

  1. Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue.
  2. Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Avenue – Parking enforcement will be relaxed on Election Day in the area immediately surrounding Ritchie.
  3. Stamp Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive – Follow the parking attendant’s directions to park for free in the Stamp Union Garage while voting. Free parking is limited and will be monitored.

If voting on Election Day is inconvenient, please consider one of these other options:

Early Voting – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Early Voting will be available to qualified voters on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park (across from the Paint Branch Elementary School).

Absentee Voting: August 1 – October 29, 2019

Qualified voters who are unable to Early Vote or vote on Election Day may apply for an Absentee Ballot. Between August 1 and October 29, 2019 an application for an absentee ballot may be downloaded from our website or picked up at any City building.Completed applications must be received by the City no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 29.Absentee ballots will be mailed on or after October 14.


Are you registered to vote?

Of course, before you can vote in the City’s election this fall, you must be registered to vote at your current address and with your current name.Voter registration is handled by the Prince George’s County Board of Elections.If you are already registered to vote at your current City address, you are automatically registered to vote in the City Election.If you have moved or changed your name since the last election, you must update your voter registration information. Here’s how:


Here’s how:

  • Voter Registration Forms are available at any City building or any Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office
  • On-Line: tinyurl.com/onlinevoterregistration
  • By Mail or in-person: Prince George's County Board of Elections, 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A, Largo, MD 20774


You must register no later than October 8, 2019 to vote in the City’s election.

To check your registration status, call the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at 301-341-4300, or visit voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.


Would you Like to Run for Office?

The 2019 Election Handbook with candidacy information and the necessary forms is now posted on the City’s website, here. The deadline for completed forms is September 20, 2019.


Apply to be an Election Judge

The City is recruiting for election judges.


Qualified judges must be:

  • A registered voter in the state of Maryland
  • Able to work the entire day on Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Able to attend mandatory training for four hours on Saturday, October 26


In addition, some Judges will:

  • Work the evening of Monday, November 4, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for poll set up
  • Work on Sunday, October 27 for Early Voting


Preference will be given to individuals who have recently worked County, State or City elections. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply!


Interested? Please complete the application on our website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/elections.


For more information about voting in the City or running for office, please contact the City Clerk, Janeen S. Miller, at 240-487-3501 or jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov, or Chief of the Board of Election Supervisors, Jack Robson, at boeschief@collegeparkmd.gov.