Frederick County transitioned from the County Commissioner form of government to the County Charter form of government on December 1, 2014.  Under Charter Government, there is an Executive Branch with a County Executive and a Legislative Branch with a County Council.

For many years, all five County Commissioners were elected in at-large elections by all county voters.  Under the new Charter Government, the County Executive and only two of the County Council members are elected at-large.

The seven-member County Council consists of five members elected by district and two elected at-large.  Council members have the power to initiate legislation.  Legislative sessions are limited to 45 days yearly and non-legislative sessions as needed.  To find your district, click on the Board of Elections link.

County Council members serve for four years and no more than three consecutive terms, and receive $22,500 per year with no benefits.

Joe Parsley is running for Frederick County Council District 3, which includes the Golden Mile area of Frederick County. The majority of District 3, about 90 percent, makes up the northwest part of the city, with some outer surrounding areas in the county.

Find your District Here

To receive an application, you may call the Frederick County Board of Elections at 301-600-VOTE (301-600-8683), or write them at: 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick, Maryland 21702. The voter registration application is available online here:

2018 Frederick County Maryland Gubernatorial Election Information

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 9 pm – Deadline for change of party affiliation

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 9 pm – Deadline to register to vote – Primary Election

Thursday, June 14, 2018 – Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Early Voting 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Deadline to request mailing or faxing an absentee ballot

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot via email

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018 – 7 AM –8 PM – PRIMARY ELECTION

Monday, July 9, 2018 – Voter registration reopens

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 9 pm – Deadline to register to vote – General Election

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Early Voting 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Deadline to request mailing or faxing an absentee ballot

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot via email

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – 7 AM – 8 PM – GENERAL ELECTION

Friday, November 16 – Certification of Election

You can preview the ballots for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.