2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The Town of Ocean City is holding the municipal election in conjunction with federal and state elections on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registered Ocean City voters are able to vote in all elections at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway. The elections will be conducted independently. Voters must sign in at both the municipal and the federal/state registration desks that day.
The mayoral seat, currently held by Rick Meehan, and four council seats are up for election this year to include the seats of Councilmembers Peter Buas, Tony Deluca, John Gehrig and Frank Knight.
Your vote is important! If you have not already done so, please register to vote by Tuesday, October 15. Visit http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/application.html to download and submit a Maryland Voter Registration Application.
2024 Municipal Election Schedule
Tuesday, October 1
Incumbent's resignation due if seeking mayoral seat
Tuesday, October 8
Candidate Filing Deadline
Tuesday, October 15
Universal Registration deadline as set by Maryland State Board of Elections. Universal registration allows the voter to vote in national, state, county and Ocean City elections.
Monday, October 28
Interim Campaign Expenditure Report Due
Monday, November 4
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Tuesday, November 5
Thursday, November 7
Organizational Meeting @7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 18
Final Campaign Expenditure Report Due
The Universal Registration deadline as set by Maryland State Board of Elections is Tuesday, October 15, 2024
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 Worcester 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 at (410) 632-1320.
The 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 4, 2024. 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 4, 2024. Ballots will be mailed shortly after the October 8, 2024, candidate filing deadline.
2024 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION
The Mayoral seat and four (4) seats on the Ocean City Council are up for the 2024 Municipal Election. Those interested in running for an elected official position are required to:
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, 410-289-8842 for more information.
2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS
Question #1: Amendment to the Code of the Town Ocean City Maryland, Section 2-31, increasing the Mayor's salary.
Question #2: Amendment to the Code of the Town Ocean City Maryland, Section 2-32, increasing the salaries of the Council President and Council members.
Referendum Question #A: Local Referendum by Petition to Ordinance 2021-24 for the dedication of hotel rental tax revenue.