By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer
(Sept. 15, 2022) The Berlin Board of Supervisors of Elections confirmed five candidates for Town Council during its meeting on Sept. 7.
However, only four remain after Adrian Bowen dropped out of the race, leaving at-large incumbent Jay Knerr running unopposed. Bowen acknowledged the development to Bayside Gazette via text message on Tuesday.
Town administrative assistant Kate Daub said that the town has been made aware of Bowen’s intention to drop out, but stressed that, as of late Tuesday afternoon, election officials had yet to receive a signed statement to that effect.
In District 1, Maryland Coast Dispatch Editor Steve Green will run unopposed for the seat long held by Councilmember Troy Purnell.
In District 4, incumbent Dean Burrell will face We Heart Berlin’s Tony Weeg.
The election will be held on Oct. 4. Polling places open will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Districts 1 and 2 residents vote at Buckingham Presbyterian Church at 20 S. Main Street. Districts 3 and 4 residents will vote at the Berlin Police Department, located at 129 Decatur Street.
Even with less than three weeks to go, some pertinent dates are still left ahead of election day.
For mailed-in absentee voting applications, the due date is 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 — exactly a week before the election.
The deadline for selecting write-in candidates — who will not appear on the ballot — is 5 p.m. on Sept. 27.
The deadline to receive applications in-person at Berlin Town Hall is 4 p.m. on Sept. 30.