Election Information

Election Day is Tuesday, May 4, 2021!
Masks or other appropriate facial coverings are required to be worn properly for entrance into the Town House.

Quick Links:

Nomination Form
Mail-In Voting application
Designation of Agent form

There are three Council Member positions and the Mayor position up for election this year.

Nominations for Candidacy:

There is a Mayoral election and Council Member elections this year.  One Mayor seat and three Council seats are up for election.

The qualifications for a nominee are listed in the Town Charter.  Please review and ensure your qualifications prior to participating in the nomination process.

We are encouraging everyone who wants to be nominated to use our Nomination Form.  Nominees must fill out their information and sign the form.  Information from two additional people (a person to motion and a person to second the nomination) is needed from qualified people (see our Town Charter for information on their qualifications).  This form must be returned to the Town by Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4 P.M.  Nomination Forms will not be accepted after this date.

You can email the signed copy of your Nomination Form to the Town at town@sykesville.net, or you can drop it off in person at the Town House, 7547 Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.  A member of the Town staff will confirm receipt of your nomination form.  

Nominations will also be heard at the Council meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021.  This will be a Zoom meeting.  The dial-in information will be provided on the meeting agenda and on this site prior to the meeting.  Each nominee must be present with a person to motion and a person to second their nomination.

Each nominee who does not fill out a Nomination Form must email their contact information to the Town Clerk at town@sykesville.net before 4 P.M. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  They can also stop by the Town House in lieu of emailing. 

Acceptance of Nomination:

Each nominee will be given a nomination package.  It details which forms must be returned to the Town and their deadlines.


Mail-In Voting:
Important Note: A recent change in the law requires the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in ballots" and absentee voting as "mail-in voting." Please note that this change in terminology does NOT change the process of mail-in voting.

Any registered voter may vote using Mail-In Voting.  Mail-In Voting applications can be submitted at any time.  Ballots will not be available until April 15.  Applications received by the Town before that date will be held, and ballots will be sent to the voter as soon as they are available.  If you would like someone to drop off your Mail-In Voting application, you will need to fill out a Designation of Agent form This form will allow another person to drop off your application, and, if available, pick up your ballot to drop it off to you.  Mail-In ballot applications can be mailed to or dropped off at the Town House, 7547 Main Street, or emailed to town@sykesville.net.  Please ensure that writing is legible.

Ballots must be returned to the Town in the provided envelope.  If you lose your envelope or any other part of the mail-in ballot, please contact the Town right away.

There will be a ballot drop-dox located at the Town House, 7547 Main Street, that is accessible 24/7 until the close of polls on May 4 at 8 PM.  We encourage everyone to use the ballot drop-box.  Ballots must be received by the Town by the close of polls on May 4 at 8 PM.  The Town is not responsible for any delays in delivery of ballots due to the United States Postal Service.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk, Kerry Chaney, at town@sykesville.net or 410-795-8959.


Election Day:

Election Day is May 4, 2021.  The polling location is the Town House, 7547 Main Street.  Polls are open 8 AM to 8 PM.  At times, there may be a line to enter the polls.  Please maintain your social distance in line.  The number of people allowed in the polling room at once will be limited to allow for proper distancing and safety.  Once you have voted, you must exit the building.  Children under the age of 18 may accompany their parent to the polls, however please leave them home if possible.


For information on face masks and facial coverings, please visit the
CDC website.

Staff will be stationed near the entrance of the polling location to ensure masks are being worn correctly.  Disposable masks will be available for those who do not have facial coverings.  If you cannot or refuse to wear a mask, please utilize the mail-in voting options instead.  You will not be allowed to enter the Town House without a mask or face covering.


This page will be updated as new information becomes available.