About City of Frederick Elections The City of Frederick holds partisan elections for the Mayor and five-member Board of Aldermen every four years. The next election is in 2017.
Primary Election - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
General Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Polls are open 7 am - 8 pm
Early Voting Dates and Location
All early voting will take place at the Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue
Primary Election Early Voting:
Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
General Election Early Voting:
Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:00 pm. - 6:00 p.m.
2017 Election Dates and Deadlines
Election Judge Application
Registered Voters as of January 1, 201
Absentee Ballot Application
The City’s provisions regarding elections are located in Article V of the Charter and Chapter 7 of the City Code. Recently updated versions of Article V and Chapter 7 can be viewed at the following links.
Candidates are also subject to financial disclosure regulations under the City’s Ethics Law (see §21-5 of the City Code).
To qualify as a candidate for Mayor or Alderman, you must be a legal resident of The City of Frederick for at least one year immediately preceding the general election date and a registered voter of the City.
A candidate must establish a campaign finance entity by filing a Statement of Organization upon or before filing for candidacy. No campaign finance entity may receive or disburse any money or other thing of value until it has been established in accordance with the requirements of §7-14 of the City Code.
Campaign finance reports must be filed in accordance with §7-22 of the City Code. The Campaign Finance Report form must be used.
Statement of Organization and Candidacy Forms must be filed at City Hall, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding City holidays.
Democratic and Republican candidates may file for candidacy from January 3, 2017 through July 3, 2017 to appear on the primary election ballot. A certificate of candidacy and financial disclosure statement are required at time of filing.
A candidate who is not affiliated with a political party, as defined by Maryland law, must be nominated by petition by July 3, 2017 to appear on the general election ballot (see Charter §16). A certificate of candidacy and financial disclosure statement must also be filed.
Candidates affiliated with any political party, as defined by Maryland law, other than Democrat or Republican, must be nominated in accordance with that party’s bylaws by August 7, 2017 to appear on the general election ballot (see Charter §6(c)). A certificate of candidacy and financial disclosure statement must also be filed.
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An authority line is required on all published or distributed campaign materials. Political signs may not be placed in public right-of-ways or within 100 feet of polling places on election days.
Official Primary Election Results
Time: 9/12/13 12.43 PM
Precincts Reporting: 13 of 13
(Absentee Ballots are considered 13th Precinct)