Next Election: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 for Mayor, Districts 2 & 3 Council seats and At-large Council Seat (special election). 

Election related press releases:


September 9, 2020: Candidates Certified for Berlin Municipal Election


The following dates and deadlines apply to the 2020 Berlin Municipal Election.  Please note, unless otherwise indicated, all deadlines are 5:00 p.m. on the date indicated.

Voter Registration: Friday, September 4, 2020. Note: voter registration is not handled by the Town of Berlin. All voters must register with the State of Maryland through standard means. Visit for more information.

Candidate’s Filing (Regular): Friday, September 4, 2020 Click here for Sample Ballot

Absentee Voting Applications Accepted: Starting Friday, September 4, 2020.  Applications will be available on this website to print out starting on September 3, 2020. Click here for printable form.

Absentee Voting Applications due:  BY MAIL – Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Absentee Voting Applications due: IN PERSON at Town Hall: Friday, October 2, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Candidates’ Filing (Write-In): Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:30 p.m. (Note: Write-in Candidates do not appear on the ballot) Click here for Sample Ballot.

For information about Board of Election Meetings, please visit the Board and Commissions meetings page.

To obtain election-related forms, or for more information, please contact Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen at any time. Phone: 410-641-4314 Email:

Statement regarding Candidates’ Information

The Town of Berlin does not provide information regarding candidate positions, opinions or plans. Providing such information would not be possible without creating a conflict of interest or appearance of bias.  It is up to the individual candidate to get their message out to potential voters. Many candidates have websites or Facebook pages where information can be found regarding their stance on various topics or where contact information can be found.

If scheduled, candidate forums are held by entities or organizations completely separate from the Town.  Please note that, as a courtesy to our citizens, we are providing the link below regarding upcoming candidate forums being held by The Dispatch newspaper.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 MD Coast Dispatch Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 MD Coast Dispatch Council Candidates’ Forum

General Election Information

Polling Places:

Districts 1 & 2 – Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main Street
Districts 3 & 4 – Berlin Police Department, 129 Decatur Street

District Information:

If you are unsure of your Town of Berlin voting district, the information can be found on the back of your voter registration card or click here. If you need further assistance, please call Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen at 410-641-4314 or email Please include your street address in your email to speed our reply.

Town Calendar

Upcoming Events

Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Tue 22

Paint Worcester County Plein Air – CANCELED

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Berlin
The Worcester County Arts Council's Plein Air event brings talented artists from across the region who grace our streets, sidewalks,...
Fri 25

Berlin Fiddlers Convention – CANCELED

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Downtown Berlin
Friday, September 25, 2020; Saturday, September 26, 2020 and Sunday, September 27, 2020 Friday – 7 pm – 10 pm;...
Mon 28

Mayor & Council Meeting

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall
Tue 29

Board of Supervisors of Elections

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Town Hall