Ocean City, Maryland – (October 3, 2018): The Ocean City Board of Supervisors of Elections will conduct the Municipal election on November 6, 2018, to coincide with the National Election Day. The polls, which are held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, located at 4001 Coastal Highway, open promptly at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters can conveniently cast their votes for municipal candidates in Hall A and national candidates in Hall B. The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and the universal voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Residents unable to go to the polls on Election Day must apply for and submit their municipal absentee ballots to the City Clerk’s Office by mail or by hand, no later than November 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. Absentee voters should be mindful that the process, when done by mail, takes time. Therefore, voters are encouraged to allow plenty of time to receive, complete and deliver their ballots.
Early voting centers will NOT include the municipal election on the early voting ballot. To vote for the municipal election, voters must either vote in person at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center or by absentee ballot.
The mayoral seat and three council seats are up for election this year, including the seats of Council Members Lloyd Martin, Wayne Hartman and Matt James.
|Tuesday, October 2, 2018||Incumbent’s resignation due if seeking mayoral seat|
|Tuesday, October 9, 2018||Candidate Filing Deadline|
|Tuesday, October 16, 2018||Universal Registration deadline as set by Maryland State Board of Elections *|
|Friday, October 19, 2018||Ocean City’s Registration Deadline **|
|Monday, October 29, 2018||Interim Campaign Expenditure Report Due|
|Monday, November 5, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request Deadline|
|Tuesday, November 6, 2018||Election Day|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018||Organizational Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.|
|Monday, November 19, 2018||Final Campaign Expenditure Report Due|
*Universal Registration allows the voter to vote in national, state, county and Ocean City elections.
**For voters who choose not to register for national and state elections but wish to vote in Ocean City elections only.
For more information about the Town of Ocean City Municipal Election, absentee ballot applications and voter registration applications, please visit https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/