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    Vote Saturday, September 11th!

    Vote for Richard Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Riverdale Fire Department (4714 Queensbury Road) between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


    Same day registration will be available.


    For information on how to register and vote, click here or visit the Riverdale Park town website.

  • About Richard

    Parent. US Army veteran. Union member.

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    Hi, I'm Richard Smith, a parent, veteran, and union member living in Riverdale Park with my wife and children and running for Town Council Ward 1.


    As our community grows and changes rapidly, we all have concerns about what the future of our town will look like. We know we must encourage that growth while ensuring we grow inclusively. I want Ward 1 to continue to be a place for everyone, whether you've been here for generations or joined our neighborhood recently.


    I was born in Alabama and grew up in Walton County, Florida. At 18, I enlisted in the United States Army and served five years on active duty, including 14 months in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division.


    After the Army, I received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. I currently work in public relations in Washington, DC.


    I look forward to meeting even more of our neighbors in this campaign. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can assist you with.

  • How to register and vote

    Election Day

    The Ward 1 special election will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Riverdale Fire Department (4714 Queensbury Road.).


    ALL Ward 1 residents 16 years of age or older, who have resided in Riverdale Park for 45 days or more before the election can vote. If you are not registered, you can register at the polls on Election Day.

    Voting Absentee

    Absentee ballot requests must be received by Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, in order to vote in the September 11th Ward 1 election.


    Absentee ballot requests can be found on the Riverdale Park town website here.


    You can also request an absentee ballot by e-mailing TownElection@riverdaleparkmd.gov or calling 301.927.6381 (ext 505.)

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