Each year Wilde Lake Community Association holds a Village Election in April to select members of the Village Board and a Columbia Council Representative. This year Election Day is April 27. Following is a schedule for this year’s election.
Wednesday, February 20 through Wednesday, March 13
Nomination packets for people interested in running for the Wilde Lake Village Board of Directors (5 positions) or the Wilde Lake representative to the Columbia Council/Columbia Association Board (one position) are available to download from the WLCA website or to pick up at Slayton House. Completed packets may be returned to Slayton House during regular operating hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-5pm or Saturday, 9am-2pm.
Wednesday, March 13, 9pm
Deadline to return completed packets. The petitions will be validated by the Wilde Lake Village Election Chair by March 15. Candidates will be notified by phone.
Monday, April 8, 7pm
Candidates’ Forum (if there are more than five candidates for Village Board and/or more than one candidate for Columbia Council)
Saturday, April 27
Wilde Lake Village Election Day. Polls open at Slayton House from 9am-2pm.
Amendments to Wilde Lake Community Association By-laws Sections 2.03A and 4.04 allow for qualified Village Board and/or Columbia Council candidates to be deemed elected in the event that the number of candidates is equal or less than the number of vacant positions. There are five seats for Village Board and one seat for Columbia Council.
An election will be held if there are more than five candidates for Village Board and/or more than one candidate for Columbia Council.
WHO CAN VOTE
In the Village of Wilde Lake, Association membership includes Owners, i.e. residents who own property in the Village (one vote per household), and Tenants, i.e. residents who live in the Village and have a valid written lease/rental agreement. Members who have been notified of covenant violations by a 15 Day Notice from the Wilde Lake Village Board are not eligible to vote.
HOW TO VOTE
There will be three ways that eligible association members can cast their ballots – absentee, online or at the polls. The Wilde Lake Election Newsletter will be mailed to every household in the Village in late March/early April. It will include an absentee ballot & postage paid return envelope as well as details about how to cast online votes. Or, members may cast their votes in person at Slayton House on Village Election Day, April 27.
CA BOARD OF DIRECTORS INFORMATION SESSIONS
Columbia Association is hosting information sessions in February so that anyone interested can learn more about CA, ask questions, meet CA President/CEO Milton W. Matthews, and understand more about serving on CA’s Board of Directors. The sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm and Saturday, February 23 at 10am, at CA Headquarters, 6310 Hillside Court, located off Stevens Forest Road and Broken Land Parkway.
If you have questions about Wilde Lake Village Board responsibilities or the Wilde Lake Village Election process, feel free to contact Kristin Shulder, Village Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carole Black, Special Assistant (email@example.com).
VILLAGE ELECTIONS 2019
February 20, 2019 Nomination Period Begins
March 1, 2019 List of eligible voters posted
March 13, 2019 Nomination period ends, Nominating petitions due, Candidates’ statements due
March 14 or 15, 2019 Verification of nomination petitions, Order on ballot by random drawing
March 29, 2019 Absentee ballots available at Slayton House
March 29, 2019 Mail Absentee ballots
April 8, 2019 Candidates’ Night – 7:00pm (if contested election). Note: If uncontested, reception will be held before VB meeting on April 1
April 18, 2019 (tent) Statements published in newsletter in Columbia Flier
April 26, 2019 Absentee ballots due before the end of business day
April 27, 2019 ELECTION DAY 9:00AM – 2:00PM