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Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots for Mayor & two City Council Members on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Candidate Packets for this election cycle will be released in May 2021. The packets will be available online or can be picked up at City Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates must file a petition for candidacy with the Board of Supervisors of Elections via the City Attorney’s Office. The petition must be signed by at least 100 City residents who are registered voters

Petitions & associated documents must be returned to the City Attorney’s Office by the deadline. After petitions of nomination have been validated by the Board of Supervisors of Elections, candidate names will be placed on the ballot. Note that residency & other restrictions apply. Candidates will be required to attend one of two training sessions, and financial reporting is required throughout the campaign. The Candidate Packet contains will contain full details.