Elections FAQ (Frequently Asked/Answered Questions)

How can I find out who my state and congressional legislators are?
Go to votesmart.org and search by name, your zip code, or keywords. Then click search.

When and where can I register to vote?
The deadline is 25 days prior to any election. The printable registration form is at Maryland Board of Elections Registration.

I won’t be home during the election, how can I vote with an absentee ballot?
A REQUEST TO MAIL A ABSENTEE BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE ELECTION OFFICE LATER THAN (7) DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION. Your voted ballot must be received in the Election Office NOT LATER THAN 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Who are the candidates in Prince George’s County for the upcoming election?
The Prince George’s County Board of elections site should be listing candidates at Prince George’s County Board of Elections. Our School Board District is number 9, Precinct is 1, and Coucilmanic District 9. (For those in Charles County, check Charles County Board of Elections)

Who are the candidates in the Maryland state elections?
Candidate information can be found at the State Board of Elections. Brandywine is in Congressional District 5 and Legislative District 27A.

Where can I get more information about the upcoming election?
Besides the Board of Election links above and votesmart.org where you can search by name, your zip code, or keywords and then click search, check out for federal candidate information (choose Maryland state district 5 for Congressional candidates). How to Vote in Maryland gives more details about registering and voting.

Where can I learn more about local issues?
Some information will be posted to this site’s blog. You can subscribe to it by clicking the envelope icon on the right side bar to get emails when the blog is updated. Also there will be posts to our Facebook page which you can follow by clicking on the Facebook icon in the right side bar. Also, you can join your local civic association which is listed on the organizations page.

Who are our present elected representatives and where can I learn more about them?
In Prince George’s County: See the School Board web site for those representatives – presently all of them represent all of us – there are no elected district representatives since this is an appointed school board. Brandywine, Aquasco, and all of southest Prince George’s is in District 9. The Governor is the head of our state government. Our State Senator, Mike Miller and Delegates, Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor and Joseph Vallario, make up our Maryland General Assembly. Our state delegates are part of the Prince George’s County Delegation. Our US Senators are Barbara Mikulski and US Congressional Representative is Steny HoyerOur U.S. Presidential information is here and to see a history of Presidents, go to the C-SPAN American Presidents: Life Portraits site.

Where can I go to see election results?
Go to the Prince George’s County site for Elections Results page.

Where can I get more information about my elected officials and government?
Search the Congressional Records, including representatives’ voting records.
For legislative info (current floor activity, bills, etc.), search the Thomas files at the Library of Congress.
Here is a list of Official US Executive Branch Web Sites.
Here is the Maryland General Assembly site which includes bill status, indexes, profiles, and more.
Here is the Maryland Constitution.