The City of Rockville will hold a vote-by-mail election in November this year — with a few important changes, including more members of the city council to elect, two Election Day Vote Centers and several additional ballot drop-off locations.
Voters will have the opportunity to elect seven members of the city’s elected body — mayor and six council members — following a unanimous vote Feb. 6 by the Mayor and Council on a resolution to add two seats to the council.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters who live within Rockville city limits.
All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voters will be able to vote by mail in person at the two Election Day Vote Centers on Nov. 7, or at an election drop box.
Voters can cast their ballots in person at vote centers on Election Day, Nov. 7, at either City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., or Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. Vote centers will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day only.
If voting by mail, voters can return their ballots in the provided envelope by prepaid mail or by delivering them to a secure ballot drop box.
Voters will be able to drop their ballots at boxes inside the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive; Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.; Twinbrook Community and Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway; and Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. The boxes will be available during center hours.
In addition to a drop box outside City Hall, voters will be able to drop their ballot at a drop box outside Montrose Community Center, 451 Congressional Lane. Both will be available 24/7, beginning in late September or early October.
Key 2023 Mayor and Council election dates:
- On or before Friday, Oct. 13: Ballots mailed to registered voters.
- Tuesday, Oct. 17: Deadline to register to vote or update voter registration.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7: Election Day. Completed ballots must be received by 8 p.m. in person at City Hall or by mail.
There will be mail-in ballot voting with vote centers at City Hall and Thomas Farm Community Center open on election day for in-person voting.
There will be two drop boxes located outside, one located at City Hall and the second one located at Montrose Community Center. There will be four additional drop boxes located inside each community center. These drop boxes will be available only during the centers’ hours of operation:
- Lincoln Park Community Ctr.
- Rockville Senior Ctr.
- Thomas Farm Community Ctr.
- Twinbrook Community Recreation Ctr.