Voting and Voter Registration

For the 2013 City of Takoma Park Election, here is what you need to know.

Registration
All residents of the City of Takoma Park now have the privilege of registering to vote any time up to and including Election Day itself. (Formerly the registration deadline was 21 days prior to the election.)

If you are not already registered to vote, in order to vote in the City election you must obtain and fill out a special City voter registration form and give it to the City Clerk, Jessie Carpenter. (The City Clerk’s office is on the 3rd floor of the Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue.)

The City Clerk can also help you register to vote for School Board, County, State and Federal elections. The next election for candidates running in these elections will be the Primary Election in June 2014.

Who Can Vote
All residents in the City of Takoma Park can register and vote. You do not have to be a US Citizen in order to vote in the City election.

If you are age 16 by Election Day (November 5, 2013), you are eligible to register and vote in a City Election. (Formerly you had to reach the age of 18.)

Where to Vote
In City elections only, all voting takes place at the polls in the Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue and nowhere else (unlike other elections). An exception is for absentee ballots which must be received by the City Clerk prior to the closing of the polls.

When to Vote
On Election Day, November 5, polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center.  
 
Early voting starts this year (2013) on October 30 during the following times: 
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2 pm to 8 pm 
  • Thursday, October 31, 2 pm to 8 pm 
  • Friday, November 1, 2 pm to 8 pm 
  • Saturday, November 2, 10 am to 4 pm 
  • Sunday, November 3, 12 noon to 4 pm
Ward 6 Candidates       
Incumbent Council member Fred Schultz is running unopposed. No other candidates were nominated.
    
Write-In Candidates
You may write-in the name of someone else you would prefer to vote for. Election judges at the polls will explain how to do that.

Additional Information
Go to this the web site for additional information, including absentee ballots: 

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