The 2023 Election (2 Council Seats) will take place May 1 from 5-9pm.
The qualified voters of the Town shall elect persons to serve as Mayor and Council Members as follows:
1. on the first Monday in May, 1993, and every fourth year thereafter,
one person as Mayor and two persons as Council Members to serve for
terms of four years;
2. on the first Monday in May, 1995, and every fourth year thereafter,
two persons to serve as Council Members for terms of four years.
Section 501 of the Town Charter. Voter Qualifications.
1. Every United States citizen who (a) is a resident of the Town of Glen Echo, (b) is
at least eighteen (18) years of age or will be eighteen years of age on or before
the date of the next Town election, (c) has resided within the corporate
limits of the Town for thirty (30) days next preceding any Town election,
and (d) is registered in accordance with the provisions of this Charter, and
(e) is qualified to vote in Maryland under Section 3-102 of the Election Law Article or any
equivalent provision(s) of the Annotated Code of Maryland shall be a
qualified voter of the Town. Every qualified voter of the Town shall be
entitled to vote at any or all Town elections.
2. Any person who is not a United States citizen, and (a)
is a resident of the Town of Glen Echo,(b) is a lawful resident of the
United States, and (c) except for the United States citizenship
requirement, meets the voter qualifications provided in Section 501(a)
may register to vote in Town elections, as set forth in Charter Section
Section 302 of the Town Charter. Qualifications for Mayor.
To be eligible for election to the office of Mayor, a person must be not
less than thirty years of age. The Mayor must have resided in the
Town for at least one year immediately preceding the Mayor’s election
and must be a qualified voter of the Town, in accordance with Section
501 of this charter. If, at any time, the Mayor shall cease to reside
in the Town, the office shall automatically become vacant.
Section 402 of the Town Charter. Qualifications for Council.
To be eligible for election as Council member, a person must be at least
twenty-five years of age. Such person must have resided in the Town
for at least one year immediately preceding election and shall be
a qualified voter of the Town, pursuant to Section 501 of this charter.
If, at any time a Council member shall cease to reside in the Town,
the office shall automatically become vacant.
Section 508 of the Town Charter. Nominations; limitations on filing.
No person shall file for nomination to more than one elective Town public office
or hold more than one elective Town public office at any one time.
Any person desiring to become a candidate for Mayor or Council shall at least
twenty days before election, file or cause to be filed with the chair
of the board of supervisors of elections a declaration of candidacy
for office stating that he or she is a candidate for the office, and
fulfills the requirements of office.