City of College Park, Maryland

Elections & Voting

Running For Office

 

The College Park City Council meets on Tuesday nights in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Mayor receives $10,500 per year as salary, and each Councilmember receives $7,000 per year as salary.

Qualifications:  At the time of taking office (December 12, 2017), the Mayor and each member of the Council must be 18 years old, and must be a citizen of the United States and a current registered voter in the City, so registered for at least one year immediately preceding the date of election.  Elected officers shall continuously reside in the City during their term of office and each Councilmember must reside in their respective district.

Procedures:  Candidacy packets including petitions and other relevant forms will be available beginning on August 1, 2017 from our website or from the City Clerk’s Office at 4500 Knox Road.

Any qualified person interested in running for Mayor shall file a petition containing the request of at least 80 persons, consisting of not less than 20 qualified voters from each of the four Council Districts.  Any qualified person interested in running for Councilmember from a district shall file a petition containing the request of at least 25 qualified voters from that district.

Candidacy petitions and other qualifying forms are due by Friday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information about voting in the City, or running for office, please contact the City Clerk, Janeen S. Miller, at 240-487-3501 or jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov, or the Chief of the Board of Election Supervisors, Jack Robson, at boeschief@collegeparkmd.gov.