Elections - No Excuse Absentee Voting
The next City Election will be Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on odd numbered years.
2011 ELECTION INFORMATION
City residents who are registered to vote in Montgomery County are automatically registered to vote in the City election. To confirm registration, contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240-777-VOTE. The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 24, 2011.
Any qualified (registered) voter is entitled to cast an absentee ballot.
Applications must contain the signature, printed name, the current legal residential address within the incorporated limits of the City, any mailing address different from the residential address of the applicant and, if applicable, his or her authorized agent.
Applications for absentee ballots may be picked up in person at City Hall during normal business hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, requested via telephone at 301-258-6310 or downloaded from the internet below thru November 8, 2011. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
After approval of the application, absentee ballots will be mailed to the absentee voter; however, absentee ballots cannot be mailed to the absentee voter or his/her authorized agent making application after the close of business on WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011 (Sec. 6C-22(d) “Any absentee ballot that is not secured in person by the absentee voter or his authorized agent making application therefore shall be sent by first class mail to the approved applicant as expeditiously as possible, but not later than the close of business on the sixth day before the election”).
Residents who have been approved for an absentee ballot after WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011 must pick up their absentee ballot at City Hall during normal business hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Absentee ballots may be returned to City Hall in person up to and including the time of closing of the polls on Election Day, November 8, 2011. All mailed absentee ballots must be received by November 8, 2011.
For complete election information please contact Lauren Klingler in the office of the City Attorney at 301-258-6310 x2172 or visit the City's website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/elections.