City residents will go to the polls this fall to elect City Council members in the Laurel general election on Nov. 5.

Residents will vote for two City Council seats from the ward they live in, Ward 1 or Ward 2. In addition, all residents will vote for one at-large council member. A total of five City Council members will be elected.

Deadline for candidates to file forms with the clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors is 5 p.m. Sept. 3. Candidates must be 21 or older; a United States citizen; registered to vote in Laurel city elections; a city resident for one year immediately preceding the election date; and a resident of the ward where filing as a candidate, according to city officials. Candidates must meet all requirements of the city code/charter.

Candidates must file a candidate affidavit form, certificate of nomination form with signatures of 30 qualified voters and a treasurer appointment form. There is a $40 filing fee. Additional forms to be filed include a financial disclosure statement and campaign contribution/disbursement reports.

Election packets are available from the Office of the Clerk; call 301-725-5300, Ext. 2121, or email krau@laurel.md.us.

For more information, go to cityoflaurel .org or call Kimberley Rau, clerk to the Board of Elections, at 301-725-5300 Ext. 2121.