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Special Election in Forest Heights, Maryland (Tomorrow, October 13th)

Forest Heights Mayor Habeeb-Ullah Muhammad, who served as Mayor from 2017-2021, tragically passed away on August 15th. As a result, tomorrow, October 13th, the City of Forest Heights will hold a Special Election to determine her successor.

Forest Heights elections are nonpartisan, and residents do not need not be a member of any political party to vote in Town elections. To be eligible to vote, a person must reside in Forest Heights and be registered with the Prince George's County Board of Election Supervisors at least 21 days prior (September 22nd) to any election and must also be:

  • A citizen of the United States

  • At least 16 years of age (you may register to vote at 16 but cannot vote until at least 18 years of age by the date of the next General or Special Election)

  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

  • Not under guardianship for mental disability

The Candidates:

  • Jonathon Kennedy II-Ward II Councilman

  • Cynthia Mann-Executive Director of Forrest Heights Oxon Hill Community Development Corporation

  • George McDermott-Contractor, developer, and community activist

  • Larry Stoner- Ward III Councilman

  • Calvin Washington-Acting Mayor of Forest Heights

To read about each candidate's platform in their own words, please visit the Forest Heights Newsletter's website. The town election will be held at the Town Hall at 5508 Arapahoe Drive, Forest Heights, Maryland 20745. The ballot drop box is open from 8:30-5:00 pm today and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on October 13th.



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