2023 Wilde Lake Village Election

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Thanks to all of our residents that voted in the 2023 Election Cycle.

Special thanks to Election Chair, Elizabeth Lopez, PhD and election committee members: Dorothea Baity, Steve Drakos, Chris Kirsch, Deidre Sykes and Genie Wessel.

Click here to view the certified election results.


Upcoming 2023 Election Events and Deadlines:

Video of the Wilde Lake Candidates’ Forum is now available on YouTube! Visit this link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaAAAPBegvE< /br>

Deadline to Submit Copy of Tenant Lease Agreement: Friday, April 21 by 4PM ET

Wilde Lake residents who live in rental apartments or in condos/townhouses/detached houses that they do not own MUST have a copy of a current lease on file to cast a ballot. 

Deadline for Online and Absentee Voting: Friday, April 21 by 4PM ET

All online ballots must be cast and absentee ballots received at Slayton House by this date and time.

 Village Election Day: Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-1:00pm

In-person voting will take place at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Residents who wish to vote in person should bring a valid driver’s license, photo ID, or utility bill showing their name and address. Absentee ballots cannot be used on Election Day. 

If you have any questions about the 2023 Election, feel free to contact the Election Chair, Elizabeth Lopez (elizabeth.maryland1@yahoo.com), or Sharon Cooper-Kerr, Executive Director/Village Manager, at scooperkerr@wildelake.org or 410/730-3987

Come to vote, stay for fun: click the link below to learn about family-friendly Election Day activities in the Village Center, including Wilde Lake CARES’ native plant exchange, Earth Day activities, a fun run/walk, and more!

Election Day Events

Past 2023 Election Dates and Information:

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Nomination Period Opens: Wednesday, February 15

Candidate Packets for the Wilde Lake Village Board and the Wilde Lake Representative to the Columbia Council, including the nomination petition form, are now available to download on the WLCA website or, if requested, hard copies may be picked up from Slayton House. 

CA Board of Directors Candidate Information Session: Thursday, February 165pm

Interested in running for the Columbia Association’s Board of Directors? Every year, CA hosts an information session for anyone looking to learn more about the organization’s Board of Directors. During this session, senior leadership provided an overview of CA, explained the roles and responsibilities of the Board, and answered relevant questions. To view the session, visit CA’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/QD1Ktz7ZSdM. The slides presented at the session are also available for download from CA’s website (requires Adobe Reader).

Deadline to Submit Completed Candidate Packets: Wednesday, March 8 (by 5pm)

All required candidate material, including the completed nomination petition, must be submitted electronically to wlca@wildelake.org or hand-delivered to Slayton House.

Nomination Petitions Validated: Friday, March 10

If there are five or fewer valid candidates for Village Board, all candidates are deemed elected. 

If there is only one valid candidate for Columbia Council, then the candidate is deemed elected. 

Candidates’ Forum (hybrid format): Tuesday, April 11, 7 – 8PM ET

The Wilde Lake Village Election Candidates’ Forum is your opportunity to hear what the Wilde Lake Representative for the Columbia Council candidates think about issues in the Village and Columbia. The Village Election Chair would like your questions for the candidates during the event. Please send your questions to wlca@wildelake.org by Monday, April 10.

The event will be held in a hybrid format, in person at Slayton House and virtually on Zoom.
To attend virtually, please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84226871144?pwd=RjVocHI2VXdMNzhFNkJia0p5dXgzQT09. Advance registration is not required.