City of Taneytown May 2021 Election Info


The City of Taneytown will hold its City Election on Monday, May 3, 2021 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM at the Taneytown Police Station, 120 E. Baltimore Street in Taneytown. The election is for 3 full-term (4-years) Councilmember seats.

Any resident of Taneytown seeking election to the office of Councilmember must file a Certification of Nomination along with completing a Taneytown Ethics Financial Disclosure Form no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021.  Candidates must also comply with the Taneytown Campaign Finance rules. These forms may be obtained from the office of the City of Taneytown, located at 17 E. Baltimore Street, Taneytown during regular business hours.  Candidates for the Councilmember seats shall be at least 21 years of age, shall have resided in the City of Taneytown for at least two years immediately preceding the election and shall be qualified voters of the City. 

Residents of the City of Taneytown who are at least 18 years of age and registered with the Carroll County Board of Elections shall be a qualified voter of the City.  Residents must be registered to vote at the Carroll County Board of Elections no later than 4:00 PM, Monday April 5, 2021.  If you are registered to vote in a Federal, State or County Election you do not need to register, however, if you recently moved to Taneytown and are from out of state or not within the County you will need to register with the Carroll County Board of Elections in order to vote in the City election.

Absentee ballots may be obtained from the City Clerk following a written request for an absentee ballot.  Absentee ballots shall be available beginning at noon on April 12, 2021.  All completed absentee ballots must be received by the City no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, May 3, 2021

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Certification of Candidates notice