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Board of Elections

About the Board of Elections

From Takoma Park Municipal Code 5.24.040:

The Board of Elections shall:

A. Plan and conduct regular and special City elections in coordination with the City Clerk;

B. Encourage voter registration in the City;

C. Conduct voter education programs and prepare and distribute voter outreach materials;

D. 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;

E. Periodically review City elections procedures;

F. Serve as election judges in City elections;

G. Identify additional qualified individuals for appointment as election judges and workers during a regular or special City election;

H. Investigate and decide allegations of violations of the City of Takoma Park’s election laws;

I. Direct that corrective action be taken with respect to any election related violation;

J. In the event an election issue arises that is not addressed in the City of Takoma Park’s Charter or Code or the Board of Elections Regulations, the Board of Elections may, at its sole discretion, apply the election laws of the State of Maryland or another local government in the State of Maryland to resolve the issue; and

K. 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. (Ord. 2020-7, 2020/Ord. 2015-28, 2015/Ord. 2006-36 (part), 2006)

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

First NameLast NameWardTerm Expiration
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 and agendas 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.

2022 Board of Elections Agenda and Minutes

Meeting DateLink to Documents
2023-12-05Agenda - December 5, 2023
2023-11-09Agenda - October 26, 2023
2023-10-26**Meeting Postponed to November 9**
2023-09-14Agenda - September 14, 2023
2023-05-11Agenda - May 11, 2023
2023-04-13Agenda - April 13, 2023
2023-03-09Agenda - March 9, 2023
2023-02-09Agenda - February 9, 2023
2023-01-12Meeting Agenda - January 12, 2023
2022-08-11Agenda - August 11, 2022
2022-07-14Agenda - July 14, 2022

Minutes - July 14, 2022
2022-05-12Agenda - May 12, 2022
2022-03-10Agenda - March 10, 2022
2022-01-13Agenda - January 13, 2022

Board of Elections Agenda & Minutes from Previous Years

Board of Elections Documents & Reports

Board of Elections Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2018-09-12Election Report - November 7, 2017
Table: Board of Elections Reports & Other Documents.

Contact the Board of Elections

City Clerk
Phone: 301-891-7267

Boards, Committees, & Commissions Sections