Takoma Park votes in a new mayor and city council every two years. Election Day is November 8, 2022.
The 2022 city election will be conducted entirely by mail. If you’re a registered voter — either a registered U.S. citizen voter or a non-citizen or 16- or 17-year-old Takoma Park voter — you will receive a ballot in the mail. You’ll be able to mail in your ballot or deposit it in a city drop box.
The city election will occur in parallel with the Maryland + Montgomery County election for governor, county executive, county council, and other offices. You will vote separately for those offices, via a separate ballot whether by-mail or in-person early or on election day.
For Takoma Park city election information, visit takomaparkmd.gov/news/city-election-information.
To verify your Maryland state voter registration, which will make Takoma Park residents eligible to vote in the city election, visit elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html.
P.S. As a council member, I introduced 2013 Takoma voting reforms that included 16- and 17-year-old voting in city elections. It was a team effort: I suggested lowering the voting age, and the council went with Councilmember Tim Male’s suggestion we make it 16, and Councilmember Jarrett Smith advocated ex-felon voting.