The next City Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The election will be an all Vote-by-Mail election. Ballots will be automatically mailed to all registered voters in early April 2021.

Run for Office!
Candidate Registration: February 1 - March 12, 2021, 5 PM

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 four-year terms.

In 2021, o
ne Council Seat from each of the five Wards is open for election. The Mayor's seat is also open for election in 2021 to fill the remainder of Mayor Hollingsworth's term through May 2023. Mayor Hollingsworth resigned effective, December 31, 2020.

A guide to the City's requirements to run for office and the required forms can be found at the link below. Paper copies are available upon request. Additional copies of registration and campaign finance forms are posted on the Candidate Information Page.

2021 Candidate Information Packet

The Board of Supervisors of Elections and Ethics Commission will host two Candidate Information Sessions on Tuesday, February 9 and Saturday, March 6. The sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Interested participations must register to attend using the links below. 

Candidate Information Sessions - Zoom Registration Links:
February 9, 2021, 6 PM to 8 PM: 

March 6, 2021, 10 AM to 12 PM: 

Candidate Registration opens on February 1, 2021 and closes on March 12, 2021 at 5 PM. Interested candidates must schedule an appointment to submit their forms by emailing cityclerk@hyattsville.org or calling 301-985-5001.

Registered Candidates for the 2021 Election
A list of registered candidates can be found here: 2021 Registered Candidates

City Election Voter Information 

Register to Vote!

Most Hyattsville Residents are eligible to register to vote in City elections using the Maryland State Voter Registration Form.

16 and 17 year-olds who will be eligible to vote in County, State and Federal elections at age 18 should use the Maryland State Voter Registration Form. Maryland allows 16 year-olds to pre-register to vote using this form.

Forms must be submitted according to State guidelines found here. Download:
Hyattsville residents who are not U.S. citizens, or do not wish to register with the State, may use the Hyattsville City Voter Registration Form. Forms must be submitted to the City of Hyattsville. Download: 
Paper copies of the forms are available per request by calling 301-985-5001 or emailing electionboard@hyattsville.org. 

Same Day Voter Registration

Any eligible resident can do same-day voter register on Election Day at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. 

Election Legislation 

The City Council has recently updated several sections of the City Charter and Code required to conduct an all Vote-by-Mail election in 2021. Updates to the City Charter and Code are listed below. 

  • Charter Amendment Resolution 2020-01 - Changing Election Day, Certification Timeline, and Procedures for Electing Council Officers
  • Charter Amendment Resolution 2020-01 - Changing the Candidate Registration Closing Date (Pending adoption in January 2021, Public Hearing on January 19, 2021 at 7 PM)
  • Ordinance 2020-06, Chapter 8, Elections - Authorizing Vote=by-Mail Election Procedures
  • Ordinance 2020-07, Chapter 8, Elections - Ballot Intake Procedures for Vote-by-Mail election
  • Ordinance 2021-01, Chapter 8, Elections - Changing the Candidate Registration Closing Date (Pending Adoption in January 2021)
  • Resolution 2020-09 - Designating the 2021 Election as Vote-by-Mail


Contact the City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@hyattsville.org or (301) 985-5009.