Voter and Election InformationDev Admin2018-01-17T10:36:42-04:00
Voter Registration and Election Information
Qualifications of Voters
Every person who is a citizen of the United States and
Who is or will be eighteen (18) years of age on or before the day of any Town election, and
Has resided within the corporate limits of the Town for thirty (30) days preceding any Town election, and
Is registered in accordance with the provisions of this Charter, shall be a qualified voter of the Town. Every qualified voter of the Town shall be qualified to vote at any or all Town elections.
Board of Supervisors of Elections
There shall be a Board of Supervisors of Elections, consisting of three (3) members, or more, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council on or before the first Monday in March every odd numbered year. The Town Clerk shall be a member of the Board of Supervisors of Elections. The term of each member of the Board of Supervisors of Elections shall begin on the first day of April in the year in which appointed and he shall serve for two (2) years or until the Council appoints a new board or until he is removed.
Members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections, and any additional clerks appointed by the Council shall be qualified voters of the Town and shall not be candidates nor hold any elective office during their term of office. The Council shall appoint one member as Chief Supervisor of Elections. Vacancies on the board shall be filled by the council for the remainder of the unexpired term. The compensation of the election supervisors and clerks shall be determined by the Council.
Removal of Members of the Board and Clerks
Any member of the board of supervisors of elections may be removed for good cause by the Council. Before removal, the member of the board to be removed shall be given a written copy of the charges against him or her and shall have a hearing on them before the Council if he or she so requests within ten days after receiving the written copy of the charges against him or her.
The Board of Supervisors of Elections shall be in charge of all Town elections. They shall appear at the place of election promptly on the days and hours provided for in the Charter. The Town Clerk shall be responsible for posting in public places such announcements advertising the Town registration deadlines and elections, the same giving the place, days and time for such registration and election. The Town Clerk shall be responsible for the advertising such notice in a newspaper on two separate occasions not more than forty-five (45) days nor less than thirty (30) days prior to the Election day.
Registration Days and Elections
Qualified residents of the Town may register to vote at any time during the year except when the registration books of Prince George’s County are closed. Registration shall follow the laws of the State, and no person shall be entitled to vote in Town elections unless he or she is registered to vote and has been so registered at least thirty (30) days before Election Day.
Registration by a resident with thePrince George’s County Board of Supervisors of Electionsshall be deemed registration for Town elections, provided that the application for such registration is received by the Prince George’s County Board of Supervisors of Election no later than 9:00 p.m. thirty (30) days prior to an election. The Board of Supervisors of Election shall accept the list of registered voters provided by the Prince George’s County Board of Supervisors of Elections as a valid registration list for the Town.