Washington Grove is an incorporated Town and member of the Maryland Municipal League. It is governed by citizen volunteers chosen in annual elections on the second Saturday of May. Elections are conducted by a three-member Board of Supervisors of Elections, appointed bi-annually by the Mayor, and are held in the Town Hall. Any Town resident registered to vote in Montgomery County is qualified to vote in Washington Grove elections.
Mayors are elected to one-year terms and are required to have lived in Town for two years immediately preceding their election. Councilors are elected to three-year terms and are required to have lived in Town for one year immediately preceding their election.
Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Chair of the Board of Supervisors of Elections, on or before the second Monday in April next preceding the election. The signature of two qualified voters as nominators and an acceptance by the nominee are required.
Voting is conducted between 4:00PM and 7:00PM. Results are announced at the annual Town meeting held election night. Absentee ballots are available upon request from the Chair until ten days before an election.
The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD. The purpose of this meeting is to take public comment regarding the proposed Ordinance No. 2018-13; Ordinance...
Residents new and old are reminded that Washington Grove is an incorporated municipality governed by its citizens on a volunteer basis. The office of Mayor and at least two of the six Town Council seats are open each year. Any Town resident who is a qualified voter...
Election Procedures Modernization Workgroup Monday, November 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Approval of Agenda Approval of minutes from 9/17 and 10/22 meetings Review draft committee input for the public hearing on 12/10 for: ORDINANCE ADOPTING...
Working Draft: Introduction of Ordinance 2018-13; Election Procedures. Adopting Amendments to the Washington Grove Code of Ordinances Article X Election Procedures for Absentee Balloting, Provision Balloting, Resolution of Tie Votes, and a Bar to Political Activities....
This committee will meet on Monday, October 22 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room.
The Elections Procedures Modernization Workgroup will meet in the Council Room at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 17, 2018.
Election Procedures Modernization Workgroup Monday, August 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Approval of Agenda Review procedures used by other municipalities for absentee ballots Review draft language for handling of Absentee Ballots and Tie...
2018 Election Results.pdf Chairman of the Board of Election Supervisors Meredith Horan reported the results of the Town election at the Annual Meeting on May 12, 2018. 198 ballots were cast, including 31 absentee ballots. Mayor: John Compton 106 votes Joli McCathran...
Meredith Horan, Supervisor of Elections
Margo Cavenagh (Observer)