City Elections

The next general election will be on May 14, 2019 for three members of the Common Council.


Declarations of Candidacy


Qualifications for Common Council Members:
Must be at least 21 years of age or older; and, 
Have resided within the corporate limits of the City for at least one year.  To check the corporate limits, you may visit our map here.

How to become a Candidate:
Each candidate for election shall file a Declaration of Intent.  You may either receive a form from the City Clerk or visit this link.  
Each candidate is required to submit payment of $25 at the time of filing with the City Clerk.  
All Declaration of Intent forms must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on April 15, 2019.
Announcement of all qualified candidates will be held during the Mayor and Common Council Meeting on April 22, 2019.

Absentee Ballots:


Per City Charter §C-3.1 (d) An absentee resident shall be entitled to be sent an absentee ballot as hereinabove provided only if the application therefore is received by said municipality at least ten days before the date of an election; therefore, the request to submit an absentee ballot will be no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2019
Absentee Ballots must be submitted by the close of the voting polls at 8 p.m. on May 14, 2019.

Polling Place Information

Residents living WEST of MD31 will vote at the Community Building, 325 Royer Road
Residents living EAST of MD31 will vote at John Street Quarters, 28 John Street

Election Judge Information


If you would like to apply to be an Election Judge for the upcoming election, please click here for the application form. For more information on becoming an Election Judge, please send us an email or call 410-848-9000.

Interested in Being on the City Board of Elections?

Submit an Application for Nomination to Boards and Commissions to the City Clerk today!


Voter Registration Information


Not sure if you're registered? Need to change your address? Find out how to do this and more at the Carroll County Board of Elections website or the Maryland State Board of Elections website.