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City Spent More in 2019 Election, Yet Less Residents Went to Poll

In order to increase voter turnouts, the City increased the election budget to $67,171 in the last year’s November election. That was a whopping 139% increase from what the City spent ($28,118) in the 2017 election. Yet, the voter turnout in the latest election went down by 21% – from 2,648 in 2017 to 2,092 […]

Sunday January 19th, 2020 in Election | No Comments »

City Publishes More 2019 City Election Data

City has recently published more election data about this year’s election results. This time the data includes votes by districts, including votes on the Council term, and the total vote counts. Interesting to note how residents voted on the 2 vs 4 year Council term ballot question. District 1 and 4 (north and west College […]

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on City Publishes More 2019 City Election Data

Certified Election Results

Today, City published the certified election results, which include absentee and provisional ballots. City has also published the total number of ballots cast in this election, and the total number of registered voters. Additional reports will be provided next week showing district-by-district breakdown. Please see the final results below. District 1 Kabir 757 Kennedy 504 […]

Thursday November 7th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on Certified Election Results

Thank you!

I’m truly humbled, honored and grateful for having your support in yesterday’s election. Congratulations on the re-election of my colleagues Wojahn, Kennedy, Brennan, Dennis, Rigg and Day. Also, congratulations to Councilmember-Elect Maria Mackie on her election. I look forward to working with them all. Please see below the unofficial Election Results. District 1 Kabir 745 […]

Wednesday November 6th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on Thank you!

Please Vote, College Park!

Today is College Park’s Decision Day! Regardless of who you support, please make sure you go to polls and cast your vote. It’s our civic duty to take part in our local elections. From our past city elections, we’ve seen every vote counts! Polls will open at 7 am and will close at 8 pm. You […]

Tuesday November 5th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on Please Vote, College Park!

College Park 2019 Election Guide

The Diamondback has profiled all 14 candidates running in this week’s City election. Please see that below. Kabir has served as a District 1 council member for four terms — and, because his race isn’t contested, he’s set to win his fifth in November. Nonetheless, Kabir said he’s taking the time to engage with his […]

Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on College Park 2019 Election Guide

No-Excuse Absentee Voting has Started in College Park

You may now vote on-the-spot in person at this College Park City office – 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. By the new State law, you will not be asked any question about the reason for your early voting. In May last year, the Maryland State legislators passed House Bill […]

Friday November 1st, 2019 in Announcements, Election | Comments Off on No-Excuse Absentee Voting has Started in College Park

Let’s Keep College Park’s Council Term to 2 Years

When you’ll be voting at next week’s City elections, you’ll be asked a referendum ballot question: Do you want to extend the term of your future elected representatives from the current two years to four years? Early this year, the City established a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to hear from our residents on the benefits […]

Monday October 28th, 2019 in Election | 1 Comment »

Campaigning is More than Asking for Votes. It’s about Connecting with Neighbors

1742 doors to knock. 4771 neighbors to talk. Several weeks ago, I set a goal of knocking these doors and talking to these neighbors. With just about a week left until this year’s election, I think I am close to reaching that goal. Yes, I wasn’t able to see and talk to everyone, but I’m […]

Sunday October 27th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on Campaigning is More than Asking for Votes. It’s about Connecting with Neighbors

TOMORROW: Early Voting for City Elections

For the first time, early Voting for City elections will happen tomorrow, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center located on 5051 Pierce Avenue in College Park. The City encourages all voters who may find it difficult to vote on Election Day to come to […]

Saturday October 26th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on TOMORROW: Early Voting for City Elections

2019 City Election Candidate List

Yesterday, the City published the list of candidates for the upcoming 2019 Election to be held on November 5. Other than the District 1 seats, all other Council seats and the Mayoral seat will be contested. The City plans to publish more detailed bio of all candidates in a few days. Please stay tuned! Mayor […]

Tuesday September 24th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on 2019 City Election Candidate List

New Changes Coming to November 2019 Election

This year, a couple of changes have been made in order to make the elections more accessible to all College Park voters. Forst, two new polling locations have been added in addition to the Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue location. The new locations are 1. Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Avenue – Parking enforcement will be […]

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on New Changes Coming to November 2019 Election

City Council Term Extension Proposal May Go to Referendum this November

At last week’s meeting, the Council discussed whether to put the question of extending Council term from two-years to four-year to the voters as a non-binding advisory question on the November ballot. Early this year, the City established a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to hear from our residents on the benefits and concerns associated with […]

Saturday July 6th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on City Council Term Extension Proposal May Go to Referendum this November

City May Help Homeless People Vote at this Year’s City Election

At this week’s meeting, the Council will discuss a proposal allowing individuals who are experiencing homelessness to use a City building address in the district in which they reside as their residential address on the County’s Voter Registration forms, which would enable them to vote in City elections. Last spring, Giovanni Marchand, a student in […]

Saturday June 29th, 2019 in Election | Comments Off on City May Help Homeless People Vote at this Year’s City Election

City May Hold November Election at UMD’s Ritchie Coliseum

It’s anticipated that the City Hall may not be available as a polling location for this year’s November 5 City election due to the impending City Hall redevelopment project. The Board of Election Supervisors is recommending adding Ritchie Coliseum as the third polling location. The BOES thinks that arrangements can be made with the University […]

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Monday May 20th, 2019 in Election, University of Maryland | Comments Off on City May Hold November Election at UMD’s Ritchie Coliseum