Elections 2010: Candidates, Volunteers Needed

On Saturday, April 24 River Hill Residents will elect one new Village Board Member to a two year term. Village Elections will be held at the Columbia Gym from 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and at Claret Hall from 12:30 – 3 p.m. Any River Hill resident age 18 or older is entitled to vote. Residents must bring proof of person, residency, and age to the poll. A Maryland driver’s license, Howard County voter registration card, passport, and/or birth certificate may be used. Newly settled residents may present a deed, lease, or a utility bill addressed to the individual at their River Hill address. Residents are encouraged to vote in order to ensure a quorum.
Absentee ballots are currently available for residents unable to cast a ballot on April 24. Absentee ballots may be requested in writing through April 14 or in person at Claret Hall through April 23. Proof of person is required. An absentee ballot may only be cast if no other member of the residence will cast a ballot at the polling place. All absentee ballots must be returned to Claret Hall by midnight on April 23.

One Open Seat Remains
There are two (2) open Village Board seats and only one candidate is running for election. Todd Harrison, the current Board Chairperson, will run unopposed for his seat.

At the beginning of the fiscal year there will be an open Board position that has a two year term. Although the Board only needs a minimum of five (5) members to function, the Board has had up to seven (7) members to ensure adequate representation of residents and to help with the workload. Therefore, the Board will be accepting letters of interest and interviewing candidates for appointment through May 15. Letters of interest should be addressed to: The River Hill Village Board, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029 or emailed to rhmanager@columbiavillages.org.

Children’s Election
A Children’s Election will be held concurrently with the Village Elections. River Hill children will be voting to adopt an African Elephant, Polar Bear, Penguin or Prairie Dog from the zoo. Once a child votes he/she will be entered to win a one-year family membership to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Volunteers Still Needed
The Election Committee still needs volunteers to assist on Election Day from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. One hour shifts available! Please contact Mary Harris at 410-531-1749 or rhevents@columbiavillages.org if you are willing to help.

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