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2011 Laurel Voting Guide

Want to vote in the Nov. 1 city election? Let Patch show you how.

Election season is in full swing in the City of Laurel. And while candidates have been rolling out campaigns in time for the Nov. 1 election, another deadline looms.

Residents hoping to cast ballots in the election have until Monday, Oct. 3 to register to vote. Here are a few easy steps that will have you ready to vote in no time:

  • You must be registered to vote with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections. Click here for an application.
  • First, make sure you’re a resident of the City of Laurel, and not the other unincorporated parts of Laurel. Click here for a map of the city’s boundaries.
  • Be at least 16 years of age (you may register to vote at 16 but cannot vote until at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general or special election).
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.
  • You are not under guardianship for mental disability.
  • You must register 21 days before an election, or 11 days after.

Once that is completed here a few quick dates to remember:

  • Early voting in the city is at the Oct. 27- Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Oct. 29 polls will close at 7 p.m.
  • The deadline for absentee ballots is Tuesday, Oct. 25. For a ballot call the city's Board of Elections at 301-725-5300 ext. 2120.
  • General Election is Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in Ward 1 can cast ballots at the Laurel Municipal Center. Voters in Ward 2 can vote at the . Click here to see which ward you are in.

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