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Process in Place to Fill District 8 Vacancy
The Prince George’s County Council, on Monday, November 15, 2021, adopted CR-135-2021, declaring a vacancy on the County Council created by the November 8, 2021, resignation of District 8 Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. CR-135-2021 establishes dates for conducting the Special Primary Election and the Special Election to fill the Council vacancy and sets the certification of candidacy deadline.
The Special Primary Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The Special Election will be held on Tuesday, February 1,2022. Certificate of candidacy must be filed with the Board of Elections by Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Pursuant to County Charter Section 309, a Special Election must be held to fill a vacancy on the Council, in this case, defined as the resignation of a Council Member, occurring within the first three years of a term. Section 2-104 of the County Code provides that when there is a vacancy in the office of a Council Member during the first three years of a term, the Council, within seven days, shall adopt a Resolution directing that a special primary election and a special election by the registered voters of the Council District concerned, be held to fill the vacancy.
District 8 includes the constituent areas of Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glass Manor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills.
For election details, please contact the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at 301.341.7300 or visit online at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections