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Here’s what you need to know about Carroll County’s upcoming municipal elections

Sykesville resident Ian Cornelius-Rommel casts his ballot in the town's municipal election Tuesday, May 7, 2019 as election judges, from left, Trefor Evans, Carmen McEvoy and Marianne Sickler look on at the Sykesville Town House. This year, Sykesville's election is set for May 4.
Sykesville resident Ian Cornelius-Rommel casts his ballot in the town's municipal election Tuesday, May 7, 2019 as election judges, from left, Trefor Evans, Carmen McEvoy and Marianne Sickler look on at the Sykesville Town House. This year, Sykesville's election is set for May 4. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Municipal elections will be held this spring in Carroll County’s eight incorporated cities and towns. Elections for two or three council seats will take place in each and four mayoral races will be contested.

There is still time to become a candidate. Information regarding each municipality’s election follows.

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Hampstead

Election: May 11

Three Town Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Marlene Duff, Joseph Renehan and Wayne Thomas.

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Nomination packets are available at Town Hall and must be turned in by April 12 to be on the ballot.

More information: hampsteadmd.gov

Voter Nancy Herboldsheimer checks in with election judges, from left, Stacy Malinowski, Rhayne Evans and Lauree Kunz before casting her ballot in the Hampstead municipal election Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This year, Hampstead's election is set for May 11.
Voter Nancy Herboldsheimer checks in with election judges, from left, Stacy Malinowski, Rhayne Evans and Lauree Kunz before casting her ballot in the Hampstead municipal election Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This year, Hampstead's election is set for May 11. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Manchester

Election: May 18

Three Town Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Melinda Smith, Debbie Howe and Dale Wilder.

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Election packets are due April 5 at the Town Office.

More information: manchestermd.gov

Mount Airy

Election: May 3

The office of mayor is at stake. Incumbent Mayor Patrick Rockinberg is still deciding whether to run for reelection.

Two Town Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Larry Hushour and Patricia Washabaugh.

All nominations need to be turned in by March 15. Nominations will be read March 8 and March 15 at 7 p.m. meetings at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department reception hall. All nomination will be given to the town clerk to put on the ballot after the March 15 meeting.

More information: www.mountairymd.org

New Windsor

Election: May 11

The office of mayor is at stake. Mayor Neal Roop told the Times he is seeking reelection.

Two Town Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Edwin Palsgrove and Edward Smith.

Certificate of candidacy is due by 3 p.m. on April 12 at Town Hall.

More information: newwindsormd.gov.

Sykesville

Election: May 4

The office of mayor is stake. Incumbent Mayor Ian Shaw told the Times he plans to seek reelection.

Three Town Council seats are also at stake. They are currently held by Alan Grasley, Leo Keenan and Stacy Link.

Nomination forms are available on the town’s website or at the Town House. They are due by March 22 at 4 p.m. Nominations will also be taken at the March 22 public meeting, to be held via Zoom.

More information: townofsykesville.org

Electioneers and candidates greet voters behind the Taneytown Police Station during the city's election Monday, May 6, 2019. This year, Taneytown's election is set for May 11.
Electioneers and candidates greet voters behind the Taneytown Police Station during the city's election Monday, May 6, 2019. This year, Taneytown's election is set for May 11. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Taneytown

Election: May 3

Three City Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Diane Foster, Judith Fuller and Joe Vigliotti.

Election packets are due March 22, including declaration of candidacy, ethics filings, financial disclosure and campaign finance paperwork.

More information: www.taneytown.org

Union Bridge

Election: May 11

Three Town Council seats are at stake. They are currently held by Laura Conaway, Lou Ellen Cutsail and Amy Kalin.

Certificates of nomination can be obtained at Town Hall and are due back by April 12 at 4 p.m.

More information: www.townofub.org

Westminster

Election: May 11

The office of mayor is at stake. Mayor Joe Dominick told the Times he will not seek reelection.

Two seats on the city’s Common Council are at stake. They are currently held by Tony Chiavacci and Benjamin Yingling.

Declaration of Candidacy may be requested by emailing or calling the City Clerk at 410-848-4938 or on the city’s website. The deadline to file for candidacy is March 30. Names of candidates will be announced April 12.

More information: www.westminstermd.gov

Times reporters Yasmine Askari, Kristen Griffith and Megan Woodward contributed to this article.

Chief election judge Wendy Raith shows voter Robert Jackle how to operate the new voting machines used in Westminster's municipal election at the Westminster fire company's John Street Quarters Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This year, Westminster's election is set for May 11.
Chief election judge Wendy Raith shows voter Robert Jackle how to operate the new voting machines used in Westminster's municipal election at the Westminster fire company's John Street Quarters Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This year, Westminster's election is set for May 11. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

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