Elections

The 2015 Biennial Election will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Offices Open for Election
Elected offices of the City of Hyattsville include the Mayor and 10 Council Members. The City is divided into five Wards with two Council Members representing each Ward. The Mayor and Council Members are elected to 4-year terms.

During each biennial election, one Council Seat from each Ward is open for election. The Mayor's Seat will also be open for election in 2015.

New in 2015!
In January 2015, the Hyattsville City Council amended the City Charter to expand the right to vote in City Elections to 16 and 17 year old Hyattsville residents. 16 and 17 year olds wishing to vote in the May 2015 election must register to vote through the Maryland State Board of Elections. 

Now Hiring Election Judges
The Board of Elections is currently hiring election judges for the Early Voting Days on Saturday, April 25 and Saturday, May 2, as well as for Election Day on Tuesday, May 5. Please complete and return the application form to City Clerk Laura Reams at lreams@hyattsville,org. She may be reached at 301-985-5009

2015 City of Hyattsville Election Judge Application

Voter Registration

The City encourages all eligible residents to register and vote. 

You may register to vote in the City of Hyattsville elections if you meet the following qualifications:

You are a U.S. Citizen
At least 16 years of age
Reside in the City of Hyattsville

How do I register to vote?

You must register to vote through the Maryland State Board of Elections which will also allow register you to vote in State and National Elections. The State automatically forwards your registration information to the appropriate County and City offices. Typically the deadline to register to vote in an election is 30 days prior to the election date.

Forms for registering with the Maryland State Board of Elections are available at the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street.  Forms may be obtained online here. You may also call the Prince George's County Board of Elections at 301-430-8020 to obtain forms.


If I changed my address, do I need to register again?
No. Your registration is permanent, as long as you notify the Maryland and/or your current County Board of Elections of your current address.


Voting
For City Elections, there are several options available for voting. 

Election Day Voting - Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 pm. on Election Day. Polling locations are listed below. 

Early Voting - The City will hold Early Voting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Magruder Park. 

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting) - Any registered vote may apply to vote by absentee ballot. To be counted, an absentee ballot must be received by the Board of Supervisors of Elections before the closing of polls on Election Day. For more information and to download an application, click here

Polling Locations

Listed below are the polling locations for each of the City's five Wards.

Residents must vote at the location assigned for their Ward. Wards are assigned based on each voter's address in the agency voter registration records.

Your assigned Ward can be determined by using one of the following resources:


Ward One:
City Municipal Building - 4310 Gallatin Street, First Floor, Multipurpose Room

Ward Two:
Magruder Park Recreation Center - 3911 Hamilton Street (40th Avenue & Hamilton Street), Rear Multipurpose Room

Ward Three:
University Christian Church - 6800 Adelphi Road, Narthex Entrance

Ward Four:
St. Matthews Episcopal/Anglican Church - 5901 36th Avenue - entrance off of 36th Avenue

Ward Five:
Magruder Park Recreation Center - 3911 Hamilton Street (40th Avenue & Hamilton Street), Front Multipurpose Room

Upcoming Election Dates
Future City of Hyattsville elections will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Mayoral Election)

Questions on the election may be directed to Hyattsville City Clerk Laura Reams
by phone at 301/985-5009 or by email.