Candidacy Filing Period for 2023 Citywide Election
Candidate registration for the 2023 General Election will open on February 7, 2023 and close on March 10, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Candidate Information Session
Learn more about the role of City Mayor and Councilmember and what it takes to run for office at two candidate information sessions.
A virtual candidate information session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Register for the information session here.
An in-person candidate information session will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the City Municipal Building. No registration is required for the in-person session.
Forms are fillable PDFs.
- Candidate Checklist REQUIRED
- Candidate Registration Form REQUIRED
- Financial Disclosure Statement REQUIRED
- Candidate Biography (link to google form) Instructions REQUIRED
- Campaign Account Registration Required if candidate intends to raise over $1,000
- Certification of Contribution Threshold Required if candidate does NOT intend to raise over $1,000
- Change of Name Affidavit Required if candidate does not want full legal name on the ballot (for example the use of a nickname instead of full first name).
Campaign Finance Documents
The 2023 Campaign Finance documents are linked below. Reports may be submitted in hard copy to the City building (by appointment) or electronically to email@example.com. Forms may not be submitted prior to the due date and are due by 1 PM on the due date. All candidates are required to submit reports.
Initial Report - Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1 PM
Second Report - Tuesday, May 3, 2023 at 1 PM
Third Report (post election) - Friday, June 23, 2023 at 1 PM
Annual Report (if applicable) - Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 1 PM
Campaign Finance Forms:
Campaign Finance Cover Page
Campaign Finance Workbook
Disposition of Funds Form
The Hyattsville City Charter and Code is available online in a searchable database. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the requirements in the Charter pertaining to elections, and Chapter 8, Elections, and Chapter 10, Ethics.