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. The last City-wide election took place on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 

There will be a special election for residents of Ward 1 on September 14, 2021 to fill the Council seat left open when former Councilmember Kevin Ward accepted the position of Mayor.

Ballots have been mailed to registered Ward 1 voters. In-person polling and same day registration will be available at the City Building on September 14.

Get to know the Candidates

2021 Special Election Guide

Learn more about your 2021 Special Election Candidates and find important voter information in the 2021 Special Election Guide!

Hyattsville Life & Times Candidate Forum

The Hyattsville Life & times newspaper held a virtual forum for the Ward 1 candidates on August 12, 2021. Find the recording on the Hyattsville Life & Times Facebook page at facebook.com/hyattsvillelife

Ward 1 Candidate Meet & Greet

Join Councilmember Sam Denes at a virtual Ward 1 check in on August 31 at 6:00 p.m. to meet the Ward 1 candidates. Zoom registration is available at www.hyattsville.org/calendar.

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.

Ballot Drop-Box Locations

Secure drop-boxes are monitored 24/7

  • City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street
  • Hyattsville Middle School, 6001 42nd Avenue

Same Day Voter Registration

Ward 1 residents can do same-day voter register for the Ward 1 special election on September 14, 2021, 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.

File a Complaint

If you'd like to file an election complaint in violation of City Code Chapter 8, please complete the form here and email to electionboard@hyattsville.org

  1. Board of Supervisors of Elections

  2. Laura Reams

    Director of Comms & Legislative Svcs, City Clerk
    Phone: (301) 985-5009

  3. Sean Corcoran

    Deputy City Clerk
    Phone: (301) 985-5001

  4. Lillie Littleford

    City Clerk Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (301) 985-5053