Local political hopefuls and seasoned incumbents don't have too much more time to decide if they want to contest year's mid-term Hyattsville City Council Elections. A series of memos from the Hyattsville Board of Supervisors of Elections spells out the timetable for this year's municipal election season.
Half of Hyattsville's 10 city council members will be up for election this year, with one seat from each of the city's five wards to be contested over the coming months. The mayor's seat is not up for election again until 2015.
The seats held by councilors Eric Wingard (Ward 1), David Hiles (Ward 2), Matt McKnight (Ward 3), Carlos Lizanne (Ward 4) and Ruth Ann Frazier (Ward 5) will all be contested.
The field, so far, seems to be wide open. Three incumbents declined to seek re-election this year, Mcknight, Lizanne and Frazier. Wingard and Hiles both said they intend to seek re-election.
Date Event Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Candidates may begin registering at 8:30 a.m.
Applications for Absentee Ballots available, 8:30 a.m.
Applications available in the office of the City Clerk or online.
Campaign signs may be erectedMonday, March 11, 2013 Special evening candidate registration, 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to file. Friday, April 5, 2013 5 p.m. deadline for residents to register or report address changes to the Maryland Board of Elections in time to vote in the city election. Voter applications must be submitted to the Board of Elections of Prince George's County, 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Tuesday April 9, 2013 8:30 a.m., begin processing absentee ballot applications. Friday, April 26, 2013 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to file initial campaign finance report. Sat., May 4, 2013 Official absentee ballot drop-off at city municipal building from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 10 a.m. deadline for filing absentee ballot applications. Applications must be received by the city by this date and time. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 City election. Polls open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to file final campaign finance report. Monday, May 20, 2013 Election results certified by city council, new members sworn in.
Additionally, the Board of Elections Supervisors has also released the list of polling places to be used in the coming election.
- Ward 1: Hyattsville Municipal Building First Floor Multi Purpose Room
- Ward 2: Magruder Park Recreation Center - Rear Multi Purpose Room
- Ward 3: University Christian Church - Narthex Entrance
- Ward 4: St. Matthews Episcopal/Anglican Church - Entrance off of 36th Avenue
- Ward 5: Magruder Park Recreation Center - Front Multi-Purpose Room
Don't know which ward you're in? Use this handy web-app from the city of Hyattsville to figure out which ward you live in.