Candidate Information

Candidate Packet

The Candidate Packet for the May 2015 Election is available for pick up at the City Municipal Building, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An electronic copy of the packet is posted below. It is the candidates responsibility to read the packet in its entirety. 

Candidate Registration is OPEN! To register you must return the following documents no later than 5 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015:
1. Candidate Registration Form for Office of Mayor  OR Candidate Registration Form for Office of Councilmember
2. Certificate of Candidate Qualifications for Office of Mayor OR Certificate of Candidate Qualifications for Office of Councilmember
3. Financial Disclosure Form (this must be notarized, Please contact Laura Reams at 301-985-5009 or to set up an appointment with a City Notary Public.

Please note that the Candidate Registration Form and Certificate of Candidate Qualifications Form have been updated to reflect the adoption of Charter Amendment 2015-02 which will be effective on April 11, 2015. This Charter Amendment established eighteen (18) years of age as the minimum age to run for office. Previously released candidate packets included an an older version of the Candidate Registration Form. Please make sure you are submitting the correct copy of this form. Thank you. 

A copy of Charter Amendment 2015-02 can be found here

In addition, the following forms must be turned into the City Clerk no later than 5 PM on Monday, April 6, 2015
1. Appointment of Treasurer
2. Acceptance of Treasurer

A list of registered candidates for the May 2015 election can be found here. 

Please contact City Clerk, Laura Reams at 301-985-5009 or with any questions. 

The Candidate Packet consists of several documents:

  1. General Information & Table of Contents
  2. Voter Information
  3. Candidate Information
  4. Article II: City Council
  5. Chapter 4: Administration of Government
  6. Election Day
  7. Chapter 8: Elections
  8. Council Information
  9. Article IV: Legislation, Nominations & Elections
  10. Article III: Powers and Duties of Council
  11. Code of Ethics
  12. Candidate Registration Form - Office of Mayor
  13. Candidate Registration Form - Office of Council Member
  14. Certification of Qualifications - Office of Mayor
  15. Certification of Qualifications - Office of Council Member
  16. Financial Disclosure Statement
  17. Report of Contributions & Expenditures
  18. Contributions Log
  19. Expenditures Log
  20. Appointment of Treasurer
  21. Acceptance by Treasurer