Politics

Candidate registration for May election now open

February 27, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Candidate registration for the upcoming city election opened today. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on March 31st to submit their registration. The candidate packet is available on the third floor of the city building Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Candidates can also [read more]

Anti-Trump mural pops up at Hyattsville Busboys and Poets

February 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — There’s something new at the Busboys and Poets in the Shoppes at Arts District: A large, anti-Trump mural on the corner in front of the restaurant. The mural appeared Wednesday afternoon, and was a bit of a surprise to a few Busboys and Poets employees. Two employees [read more]

My Two Cents: Hyattsville should protect Muslims

January 25, 2017

BY SHANNON E. WYSS — Many groups are working to fight the incoming Trump administration, including some of us here in Hyattsville. Councilmember Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) will introduce a bill this month to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where the police don’t ask about [read more]

Election Board preps for changes after noncitizen voting passes

December 11, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — The day after the Hyattsville City Council’s passage of the noncitizen voting amendment, the Board of Supervisors of Elections met to discuss innovative strategies to expand election turnout now that the pool of eligible voters has grown. The new amendment, passed Dec. 5, [read more]

Marylanders set record during first day of early voting

October 28, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Maryland voters came out in droves for the first day of early voting, setting a new record for highest turnout. State elections officials reported 122,880 Maryland voters cast ballots statewide Thursday. The previous one-day record for early voting turnout was 107,385 [read more]

Deadline to register to vote online or by mail is today

October 18, 2016

Today is the last day to register to vote by mail or online in Maryland. Voters have until 9 p.m. to make sure they are registered for the upcoming presidential election. Residents can use Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a voter registration application by [read more]

Non-US citizens one step closer to voting in local elections

October 8, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — Residents of Hyattsville who aren’t United States citizens are now closer to receiving the opportunity to vote in city elections. The mayor and city council approved a motion enabling the city attorney to draft an amendment that would change the voter qualifications in [read more]
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