Voting in Rockville

Election Day



November 6, 2001

In the last 50 years Rockville has grown from a population of 5000 with few city services to a population of about 50,000 with award winning services and government. A recent independent survey showed that residents of Rockville are highly pleased with their life here.

Our open, responsive, and effective city government is the reason. The city is run on a day-to-day basis by a professional city manager and his staff. He follows the policies and laws set by the elected Mayor and Council.

The Mayor and Council are elected to serve two year terms. All run "at large", that is, they are voted for by all residents. For this reason they cannot afford to favor one part of the city over another.

Elections in Rockville are non-partisan, that is, the candidates are not affiliated with any national political party. No party affiliation can be shown on the ballot.

Elections are held in Rockville on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd numbered years. This year (2001) the election will be held on November 6.

If you are registered to vote in Montgomery County you are automatically registered to vote in Rockville. You can check your registration status by calling Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240-777-8500.

If you are a U.S. citizen but do not wish to register in the county, you may register separately to vote in the city by calling 301-309-3314.

You are eligible to register to vote in Rockville if:

1. You are a U.S. citizen

2. Are a resident of Rockville

3. Will be 18 by Election Day.

Registration for voting in the November election closes 30 days before the election. This year the last day is October 8, 2001.

Most citizens will vote at one of the 10 polling places distributed throughout the city. Shortly before the election the city will mail each registered voter a sample ballot that will tell where they are to go to vote. Your city polling place may be different from the one you use for County/State/Federal elections.

The polls are open on election day from 7:00am to 8:00pm. For those who would have difficulty going from their car to the polling booths, the elections officials will bring the voting equipment to the car upon request.

Absentee Ballots can be applied for after May 1. The city will mail out the ballots to the applicants in October. The ballots must be returned by Election Day to be counted.

If you did not register by October 8 but will be eligible to vote on Election Day, you may go the City Hall on Election Day to register and vote.

If you have any questions about voting in the city call: 301-309-3314. You will also find information on the city website: and the community website:

Where Can I learn about the candidates?

If you are on the registered voter list you will get mail from the candidates telling about their record, qualifications, and policies.

In addition:

The Candidates are neighbors who have taken the time and effort to serve their community by running for office. Please give them your consideration and show your appreciation by coming out on Election Day and voting for the candidates you think will do the best job for you.




Additional Resources

If you are at least 60 years old the Rockville Senior Center will provide free door-to-door transportation to your polling place. Call 301-309-3050 to arrange it before Election Day.

Changes were made this year in the Rockville Election Districts and polling places. Many residents will have a new district and vote in a new place. The previous 12 polling places have been reduced to 10. The location of the new places is shown below. Remember, your district may have changed too.

1. Elwood Smith Recreation Center
601 Harrington Road

2. Beall Elementary School
451 Beall Avenue

3. Lincoln Park Community Center
357 Frederick Avenue

4. Social Hall at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater
603 Edmonston Drive

5. Rockcrest Recreation Center
1331 Broadwood Drive

6. Montrose Community Center
451 Congressional Lane

7. Ritchie Park Elementary School
1514 Dunster Road

8. Latvian Lutheran Church
400 Hurley Avenue

9. Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive

10. King Farm Community Center
Saddle Ridge Circle


 Prepared by

The Alliance of Rockville Citizens
P.O. Box 4545
Rockville, MD 20849

To obtain hard copies of this page call 301-279-7017