It’s election season again, this time for the mayors and council members in several Carroll County municipalities. Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown and Westminster will all hold elections in May.
The Town of Hampstead will elect a mayor and two council members to four-year terms this year.
Nomination packets will be available starting March 1, at the town office, 1034 S. Carroll St., Hampstead. A candidate must file a nomination packet with the town by 4:30 p.m., April 10.
A candidate must have lived within the incorporated limits of the town for at least one year immediately preceding the election and must live within the corporate limits of the town for the duration of their term.
They must be 25 years old to run, and a qualified voter in the town.
The town election is set for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 9, at the town office.
Hampstead Mayor Christopher M. Nevin was first elected mayor in 1995. In 2003, he won a seat on the Town Council. He was then reelected to the mayor’s seat in May 2011, and again in 2015 and 2019.
The two council seats up for election are currently held by Deborah Painter and David Unglesbee.
Unglesbee was elected to the council in May 2015. Painter served on the Planning and Zoning Board before being appointed to serve on the Town Council in March 2020.
For more information on voter registration, go to https://hampsteadmd.gov/.
The Town of Manchester will elect its mayor and two council members on May 16.
Candidate nominations end on April 3.
The current mayor is Ryan Warner, who is serving his second term. He was first elected to the Town Council in 1999.
The two council seats up for election are held by Jenn Miller and Vince Pacelli.
Miller is serving her second term after being elected in 2015. Pacelli is serving his third four-year term after being elected in 2011. He serves as the council’s vice president.
Additional information on the election is expected to be posted at https://manchestermd.gov.
The Town of Mount Airy will hold its election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 2, at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company’s Reception Hall, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.
Three Town Council seats are up for election. All seats are for four-year terms.
The three seats are held by Jason Poirier, Pamela Reed and Karl Munder.
Poirier serves as council president and has served eight years on the council. Reed and Munder have each served one four-year term.
Candidate nominating meetings are scheduled for Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, at Town Hall, 110 S. Main St., both at 7 p.m. All nominations will be read and given to the town clerk to be placed on the election ballot.
To run for office, individuals must have lived in Mount Airy for one year immediately preceding the election and be a qualified voter in the town.
Absentee ballots will be available on April 10. Voters must register by 5 p.m., April 4.
For more information, go to https://mountairymd.gov/169/Board-of-Elections. or contact Town Clerk Holly McCleary at 301-829-1424 or email@example.com.
The Town of New Windsor will hold its election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 9, at the town hall, 209 High St., New Windsor.
Three seats on the Town Council are up for election. Council members serve four-year terms.
The seats are held by Town Council Vice President Kimberlee Schultz, and council members Dave Hoffman and Sharon Gribbin-Lindemon.
Schultz has served on the Town Council since 2011. Hoffman has served since 2014. Gribbin-Lindemon was appointed to the council in 2021, after the resignation of Terry Green.
The last day to submit a certificate of candidacy is 3 p.m., April 10.
To obtain a certificate of candidacy, go to https://newwindsormd.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Certificate-of-Candidacy-2.13.23.pdf.
There are three Town Council seats up for election in the Town of Sykesville.
The May 2 election will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Town House, 7547 Main St.
The seats are held by Town Council President Anna Carter, and council members Mark Dyer and Jeremiah Schofield. All council members serve four-year terms.
Carter has served on the council since 2013. Dyer and Schofield have each served one four-year term.
In order to run for office, candidates must file a certificate of candidacy by noon, March 27.
For more information on the election, go to https://www.townofsykesville.org/2259/Election-Information.
The City of Taneytown’s election for mayor and two council members will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 1, at the Taneytown Police Station, 120 E. Baltimore St.
Mayor Bradley Wantz has served since 2019. Councilman Daniel Haines has been in office since 2019 and Councilman LeRoy Hand was appointed to the position in July 2021, when Daryl Hale was hired as the city’s Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer.
Any resident of Taneytown running for mayor or council must file a certification of nomination, and complete a Taneytown ethics financial disclosure form no later than 4 p.m., March 20. Candidates must also comply with the Taneytown campaign finance rules. All forms may be obtained from the city.
All candidates must be at least 21 years old and a qualified registered voter in the city. Candidates for mayor must have lived in the City of Taneytown for at least five years immediately preceding the election; candidates for council must have lived in the city for at least two years immediately preceding the election.
For more information, go to https://www.taneytownmd.gov/news_detail_T6_R337.php.
The City of Westminster will hold its election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 9.
Residents who live on the west side of Route 31, will vote at the Westminster Community Building at the Westminster Municipal Pool, 325 Royer Road.
Residents who live on the east side of Route 31, will vote at the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department, 28 John St., in Westminster.
Three Common Council seats will be elected this year. All are for four-year terms.
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The seats are held by council members Kevin E. Dayhoff, Ann Gilbert, and Gregory Pecoraro.
Pecoraro is council president. He returned to the council in 2015, having served previously from 1994 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2011.
Dayhoff was elected to the council in 2019. He previously served as a council member from 1999 to 2001, and mayor from 2001 to 2005.
Gilbert has served since 2019.
The deadline to file for candidacy is 4:30 p.m., April 10.
Candidates can submit their completed candidate packet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays at the City of Westminster Administration Building, 45 W. Main St.
For more information on the election, go to https://www.westminstermd.gov/elections.