Board of Elections

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About the Board of Elections

From Takoma Park Municipal Code 5.24.040:

The Board of Elections shall:

  1. Plan and conduct regular and special City elections in coordination with the City Clerk;
  2. Encourage voter registration in the City;
  3. Conduct voter education programs and prepare and distribute voter outreach materials;
  4. Recommend to the Council amendments to the City’s elections law and regulations when it deems such amendments are necessary and will provide for the improved conduct of elections;
  5. Periodically review City elections procedures;
  6. Serve as election judges in City elections;
  7. Recommend additional qualified individuals to the Council for appointment as election judges during a regular or special City election;
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned to the Board of Elections by Charter, ordinances and resolutions, and by the direction of the Council.

Board of Elections Membership

Adapted from Takoma Park Municipal Code 5.24.020:

Up to seven members may be appointed to the Board of Elections. Board members serve three-year terms. Terms expire June 30.

Board of Elections Members

Last NameFirst NameWardTerm Expiration
Abbott (Chair)Marilyn12017
OlsonArthur David42019
Table: Current Board of Elections Commission members. Table maintained by Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk. (

Board of Elections Meetings

Meetings are generally held at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center located  at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Meeting dates are posted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar page.

Changes of location or date will be posted in the Community Center and noted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar page.

Board of Elections Agendas & Approved Minutes

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2017-02-21AgendaBoard of Elections Meeting Agenda - February 21, 2017
2017-01-17MinutesBoard of Elections Meeting Minutes - January 17, 2017
2016-12-14AgendaBoard of Elections Meeting Agenda - December 14, 2016
2016-10-06AgendaBoard of Elections Meeting Agenda - October 6, 2016
2015-10-20AgendaBoard of Elections Meeting Agenda - October 20, 2015
Table: Board of Elections Agendas & Approved Minutes.

Board of Elections Documents & Reports

Board of Elections Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
Table: Board of Elections Reports & Other Documents.

Contact the Board of Elections

City Clerk
Phone: 301-891-7267

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