Special Election Announced for 6th District in Prince George's County

WI Web Staff Report | 8/2/2011, 5:30 p.m.

UPPER MARLBORO, MD - The Prince George's County Board of Elections has announced a special primary and special general election to be held on Tues., Sept. 20 and Tues., Oct. 18, to fill the County Council post in the 6th District.

The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for each election.

Beginning Aug. 3, individuals may file certificates of candidacy with the Board of Elections at 16201 Trade Zone Ave., Suite 108 in Upper Marlboro. The deadline to file for the special primary election is by 9 p.m., Tues., Aug. 23.

The voter registration deadline for residents who live in the 6th District and wish to vote in the special primary election is 9 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 30.

In order to register to vote in elections individuals must live in the county be a U.S. citizen.

"All registrants must live in Council District Six and must be a registered Democrat or Republican to vote in the September 20, 2011 Special Primary Election" said election administrator, Alisha Alexander. "All registrants in Council District Six can vote in the October 18, 2011 Special General Election."

Voter registration applications and absentee ballot applications may be obtained by calling the Board of Elections, 301-430-8020. Applications can also be downloaded at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/elections.