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Notice of Special Election for Office of the Mayor

Notice of Special Election for Office of the Mayor

On May 6, 2023, the City of College Park will hold a Special Election for the office of Mayor. Candidacy information has been posted on the City website.

If you are thinking about running for office, please note the following: At the time of taking office, the Mayor must be 18 years old. To qualify as a candidate, the individual must be a citizen of the United States, must be a current registered voter in the City, and must have been domiciled in the City for at least one year immediately preceding the date of qualification. The Board of Election Supervisor may request proof that a candidate meets the domicile requirement. The Mayor must continuously reside in the City until the term expires in December after the November 2023 General Election.

The City of College Park uses a petition process to qualify candidates for elected office. In a Special Election, candidates for the office of Mayor must collect 15 signatures of qualified voters from each Council district. Please note: Council Districts have changed since the last City Election.
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A Candidate Guide and required forms are posted on our website. You may also make an appointment with the City Clerk’s office to pick up a hard copy of the Candidate Guide and forms. All candidacy forms (petitions and other required forms) must be returned by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Visit the Election page on our website for additional candidacy information or visit the Election page on our website. >>


Tuesday, May 2, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, 7401 Baltimore Avenue, Community Room 1st Floor, College Park, MD 20740

Information about vote by mail will be available soon.

Bryan Haddad

S. M. Fazlul Kabir

Catherine Hope Kennedy

Denise C. Mitchell

Have You Submitted Your Absentee Ballot Application?


To receive an absentee ballot by mail for the Special Election, complete this application and return your completed application to:
City of College Park, Board of Election Supervisors,
P.O. Box 626, College Park, MD 20741.

Or return to one of our secure Ballot Drop Boxes:

  • Davis Hall: 9217 51st Avenue, near the front door of building.
  • Hollywood Shopping Center, on the corner by Mom’s.
  • On Campus: west side of Stamp Student Union on Union Lane, next to the USPS/FedEx Drop Boxes.
  • City Hall: 7401 Baltimore Avenue, on the Yale Avenue entrance side of the building.

We must receive this application by April 26 to allow time to mail your ballot. Starting April 27, you may apply in person for a ballot at 7401 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 201, between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Learn more about additional Special Election information. >>

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