About Town Council Elections – When and Where
On the first Tuesday of May in every even-numbered year the residents of the Town of Berwyn Heights elect the five-member Town Council in accordance with the mandates of the Town Charter and Ordinance 109 - Town Council Election & Selection Processes. The polling station is located in the lower level of the Town Center, 5700 Berwyn Road, and is open from 7 am to 7 pm.
Eligibility to Vote
To be eligible to vote in a Town Council election, a voter must be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the election, has resided within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Berwyn Heights for thirty (30) days prior to a Town election, and is duly registered to vote in Prince George's County, Maryland. Also eligible are residents who maintain a domicile in another state and have registered through the Town's supplemental registration, ending 30 days prior to the date of the election. Eligible voters may vote by absentee ballot for any reason. Absentee ballots are made available at the Town Office located at 5700 Berwyn Road starting 30 days and ending 7 days prior to the election.
Running for a Town Council Seat
Candidates for Town Council must file a petition of candidacy and a financial disclosure form by the first Tuesday in March. To run for a seat on the Town Council, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age, has resided within the corporate limits of the Town of Berwyn Heights for at least 6 months prior to a Town election, and is duly registered to vote in Prince George's County. To publicize their candidacy, candidates have the opportunity to publish a short biography in the April Town Bulletin, and to post campaign signs three weeks prior to an election. During the last week of April, a Candidates' Night is held where candidates can speak to voters face to face and answer their questions.