Election day: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 (September 9, 2020) — At their meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Town of Berlin Board of Supervisors of Elections certified the remaining candidates for inclusion on the ballot for the Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Municipal Election.  This brings a total of five candidates to the Mayoral race and two each for the District 3 and At-large Council seats. Unless another candidate comes forth to oppose sole candidate Jack Orris for the District 2 seat, Orris will be declared winner for that seat – there is a September 29, 2020 deadline for write-in filing, however write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot.

The candidates will appear on the ballot as follows:

MAYOR :
Jennifer M. Allen
Ronald Larry Bireley
William Bryan Todd
Zackery Charles “Zack” Tyndall
William G. Williams, III

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2:
Jack Lee Orris, Jr.

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3:
Shaneka Nahkia Nichols
Daniel J. Packey

AT-LARGE COUNCILMEMBER (Special Election):
Jay Knerr
Anthony Tobias “Tony” Weeg

Other important dates for the 2020 Election are as follows:

  • Absentee Voting application submission deadlines:
    • 5:00 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 for applications to be received by mail (postmark NOT accepted).
    • 5:00 PM, Friday, October 2, 2020 for applications to be received in person at Berlin Town Hall, 10 William Street, Berlin.
  • Write-In Candidate – Deadline is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Note: Write-In Candidates will not appear on the ballot.
  • Election Day – Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Polling places open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Voters in Districts 1 and 2 will vote at Buckingham Presbyterian Church at 20 S. Main Street and Voters in Districts 3 and 4 will vote at the Berlin Police Department at 129 Decatur Street.

Because of ongoing concerns and precautions associated with Covid-19/Coronavirus, the Berlin Board of Supervisors of Elections will have appropriate measures in place on Election Day according to the current requirements or recommendations as of October 6, 2020. According to Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen, at a minimum face coverings and social distancing will be required  She further explained that “because government issued recommendations and mandates can change quickly, it is important that Berlin voters pay close attention to Election information over the coming weeks.”

She also reminded voters that they can choose to vote by absentee ballot.  “Voters wishing to vote absentee do not have to provide a reason such as illness or travel.  They only need to submit an application and then will be sent a ballot when their application is approved.”

For appropriate forms, or if there are any questions regarding Berlin’s municipal elections, please contact Administrative Services Director Mary Bohlen at: Phone: 410-641-4314; email: mbohlen@berlinmd.gov. Or visit berlinmd.gov/government/ and select “Municipal Elections”.

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