The election of the Rockville Mayor and four Council members will occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Election Day. Elections are non-partisan, that is, candidates are not identified with nor campaign as members of political parties. Residents who live within Rockville’s corporate limits and are registered to vote may vote in the City of Rockville election. Rockville is divided into 10 voting districts. To find your polling place, view the voting district map at www.rockvillemd.gov/election.
Starting with this election, the City of Rockville will introduce voting by mail, which allows voters to submit ballots up to 30 days in advance of Election Day. The City is mailing several notices about this change to all households in Rockville but in brief, you must be registered to vote, which you can do at a library, post office, Department of Motor Vehicles office, Rockville City Hall, or by phone or by downloading a form (available in English and Spanish).
To vote in a City of Rockville election, you must:
- Live in the City of Rockville (note that zip codes and postal addresses do not necessarily reflect the city boundaries; if you’re unsure, use the Rockville Address and Residency Check at the Rockvillemd.gov).
- Be eighteen (18) years of age on or before the date of any City election
- Be “qualified to register as a voter at the next succeeding State or Congressional election” (this is a bit of legalese to align with state and federal voters registration requirements, in other words, you need to be a U. S. Citizen and not in prison for a felony; more at the Voting FAQs at Attorney General’s office).
Election results will be counted immediately after polls close. Unofficial results will be available on the City’s website (RockvilleMD.gov), aired on Rockville 11 (cable channel 11), posted on Facebook, Twitter, and at City Hall.
Newly elected officials will take the oath of office during inauguration at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr.; a reception will follow.