- Voter Information
2023 Citywide Election
There will be a vote-by-mail election for Hyattsville residents on May 9, 2023, to elect a Mayor and Councilmembers for each of the 5 Wards.
Important Dates and Deadlines
February 1: Virtual Candidate Information Session from 6 - 8 PM for residents wishing to learn more about the Councilmember and Mayor position and requirements. February 7: Candidacy filing period for Hyattsville residents who wish to run for the position of Councilmember or Mayor opens! Additional details can be found on the City's Candidate webpage here. Candidate Packets will also be available for pick up at City Building by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. February 25: In-person Candidate Information Session for residents wishing to learn more about the Councilmember and Mayor position and requirements; Session will be from 10 AM-noon at the City Building, 1st Floor, Multipurpose Room. March 10, at 5 PM:Deadline to file for candidacy. March 12, Noon - 2 PM :¡Todos Votamos! Spanish-language voter outreach event at Heurich Park, 2900 Nicholson Street. March 13, at 5 PM :Candidate Deadline to withdraw from candidacy. March 17:Initial voter registration deadline for voters to register or submit an alternative mailing address to receive a ballot by mail. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot.
- April 13, 2023, at 6 PM: A virtual candidate forum will be hosted by the Hyattsville Life & Times newspaper. Watch the livestream on facebook.com/hyattsvillelife. The City will share the live-stream on cable channels 71 (Comcast) & 12 (Verizon), at hyattsville.org/meetings, and facebook.com/cityofhyattsville. Please note that the City does not officially endorse any candidate forums, but makes them available to the general public to spread awareness about the election.
- April 29: Last day recommended to mail in ballots. After this date, please take your ballot to a secure drop box at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street; the Hyattsville Branch Library, 6530 Adelphi Road; or Felegy Elementary School, 6110 Editors Park Drive. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarked ballots arriving after May 9 can not be counted.
- May 9: Election Day! A polling center for Hyattsville residents will be open at the City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. Same-Day Voter Registration will also be processed at this location. Unofficial results will be broadcast on cable (Comcast channel 71 and Verizon channel 12) and live-streamed on http://www.hyattsville-md.granicus.com/player/camera/2.
- June 5: The newly elected Mayor and Councilmembers will take their Oath of Office at a ceremony tentatively scheduled for 6 PM. The ceremony location has not yet been determined. The ceremony is open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend.
Voter Registration Guidelines
You can vote in City of Hyattsville elections if you:
- Are at least 16 years of age
- Have the City of Hyattsville as your primary residence
- Do not claim the right to vote elsewhere in the U.S.
- Have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate the desire to vote
The initial deadline to register and receive your ballot by mail for the 2023 Citywide Election is March 17, 2023. Registrations received after this date will be processed on a rolling basis. Same-day registration and voting will also be available in person on Election Day, May 9, 2023.
Most Hyattsville Residents are eligible to register using the Maryland State Voter Registration Form. Forms must be submitted according to State guidelines. You may register by downloading the forms below and returning them to the Prince George's County Board of Elections or register online on the Maryland State Board Elections website. 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.
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:
The Supplemental Voter Registry Affidavit can be downloaded:
- in English (PDF)
- en Español (PDF)
- Paper copies of the forms are available at the City Municipal Building.
To ensure you receive your ballot:
Check your voter registration address
- If you are registered to vote in State and County elections, Use the voter lookup to look up your status.
- If you are registered to vote only in City of Hyattsville elections, email email@example.com to check your status.
- If you believe you are registered but you have not received your ballot by early spring, please call 301-985-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Request a Replacement Ballot
The deadline to request a replacement ballot by mail has yet to be determined. After this date, you must pick up your replacement ballot in person. Voters must return a completed affidavit requesting the replacement ballot with the final ballot.
Replacement Ballot Request Form
Ballot Drop-Box Locations
Secure drop boxes will be monitored by camera 24/7.
- City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street
- Hyattsville Branch Library, 6530 Adelphi Road (located inside the main entry doors)
- Felegy Elementary School, 6110 Editors Park Drive
Same Day Voter Registration
Hyattsville eligible residents can register to vote and cast their ballot on Election Day at the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, between the hours of 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Regarding Election Mail Received for Someone Not at Your Address
Under the City's election law, the City is required to send election material to all registered voters. The vast majority of registered voters are registered on the State Voter Registry which is managed by the Prince George's Board of Elections. The City does not have the authority to make updates or remove voters from the State Voter Registry. The process followed to update and maintain the State Voter Registry is outlined here.
If you receive election mail for someone no longer living at your address please mark "return to sender" and return via the USPS. If you are able to contact the individual that is no longer at your address, please encourage them to change their address with the State of Maryland through the State's website. If the individual has moved out of the State of Maryland, he or she can remove themselves from the voter registry by completing this form.