Organizational Meeting – Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 7:30 PM – VIEW AGENDA


NameVote Total
Rick Meehan1894
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Douglas S. Cymek1175
Dennis W. Dare1355
Tony DeLuca1496
John Gehrig, Jr.2026
Mary Knight1310


The Town of Ocean City Municipal Election is held in conjunction with the National Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The elections are conducted independently, but registered Ocean City Voters can vote in both elections at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center by registering at each desk that day. Assistance will be available.

View the 2016 Sample Ballot

2016 Municipal Election Schedule

Tuesday, October 4, 2016Incumbent’s resignation due if seeking mayoral seat
Tuesday, October 11, 2016Candidate Filing Deadline
Tuesday, October 18, 2016Universal Registration deadline as set by Maryland State Board of Elections *
Friday, October 21, 2016Ocean City’s Registration Deadline **
Monday, October 31, 2016Interim Campaign Expenditure Report Due
Monday, November 7, 2016Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Tuesday, November 8, 2016Election Day
Thursday, November 10, 2016Organizational Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 21, 2016Final Campaign Expenditure Report Due

*Universal Registration allows the voter to vote in national, state, county and Ocean City elections.

**For voters who choose not to register for national and state elections but wish to vote in Ocean City elections only.

Voter Registration

The Universal Registration deadline as set by Maryland State Board of Elections is Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Download the voter registration application at http://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html.

Voter registration applications are available in all libraries, post offices, Motor Vehicle Departments, schools, state offices and at various other locations in Ocean City, including City Hall, Northside Park, the Public Safety Building and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

Mail the completed application to the county election board using the address provided on the application. You are considered a voter when you receive your Voter Notification Card from your local board of elections. For additional details, Ocean City residents should contact the Worcester County Election Board Office at (410) 632-1320.

This form can be used to change your name and address. The Worcester County Election Board must have a signed form before they can make any changes to your registration.

Municipal Election Absentee Ballot Application

An Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Ocean City, c/o the Office of the City Clerk, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland, 21842, no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016.

Please allow ample time for mailing the application, receiving the ballot and returning the ballot which must be returned to the Board of Supervisors of Elections (City Clerk’s Office) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Ballots will be mailed shortly after the October 11, 2016, candidate filing deadline.

2016 Municipal Election Candidate Information

The Mayoral seat and four (4) seats on the Ocean City Council are up for the 2016 municipal election.

Those interested in running for an elected official position are required to:

  • File a Certificate of Candidacy in person at the Office of the City Clerk by Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Written statement must be accompanied by a filing fee in the amount of $25.00.
  • A completed Financial Disclosure Statement must be submitted with the Certificate of Candidacy.

Organizational Meeting: The newly elected Mayor, together with the newly elected Council members and the incumbent Council members shall meet at 7:30 p.m. on the Thursday in November immediately following the election, for the purpose of organization. At said organizational meeting, the Council members shall elect one (1) of their members as President, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and shall preside at meetings of the Mayor and City Council. The Mayor and Council shall appoint one (1) member of the Council to serve as Secretary.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, City Hall, 410-289-8824 or 8842 for more information.