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Action-A-Day 4/26: Get Ready for Municipal Elections in Carroll County


OVERVIEW:

Municipal elections in Carroll County take place in May. This year the first elections take place Monday, May 1 (Mount Airy, Taneytown), with other towns holding their elections on Tuesday, May 2 (Sykesville), Tuesday, May 9 (Hampstead, New Windsor, Union Bridge, Westminster) or Tuesday, May 16 (Manchester).

Upcoming deadlines: The deadline for absentee ballot request for the Westminster election is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. For more information, visit www.westminstermd.gov or call 410-848-4938.

TIPS ABOUT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Outcomes of local elections often are determined by a handful of votes. Your vote can make the difference! Be sure to vote and encourage neighbors and local friends & family to vote also.

Even if you're outside town limits, the town closest to you probably plays a role in your daily life. You may be a water / sewer customer, use town parks & other resources, or shop & spend time there.  Even though you can't vote in the town election, you can volunteer for a candidate you like.  

If you're not able to volunteer, you can make a difference in town election in other ways. Talk about election issues with people you know in the town and let them know which candidates you support and why.  Write a letter of support to the Carroll County Times.

If you know someone who would like to vote but can't easily get to the polls, help them get an absentee ballot, offer them a ride on election day, or help them find other transportation. Senior citizens and families with young children may especially need help in order to vote.

LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES

  • Take a look at the 2017 Carroll County Municipal Elections Chart created by a Carroll CAN member. Find out the date & location of each town election, candidates running for mayor & city council, how to get an absentee ballot, where to go for more information, where to find candidate campaign pages & more.
     
  • If you missed a candidate forum, you can watch the recording of it through the Community Media Center or through a link on the CC Municipal Elections Chart
     
  • Read candidate responses to questionnaires sent to candidates by the Carroll County Times.

Mount Airy candidate responses to election questionnaire

Check back to the Carroll County Times as questionnaire responses are published for each local election.