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With Alert Bowie 2.0, City officials can send important information of your choosing to the devices you register. We also have the ability to pinpoint a particular area or street on the map when we need to send a specific message to those residents, such as in the case of a water main break or a dangerous situation.
If you are new to Bowie’s alert system, you will find that it’s a great way to stay informed and receive emergency alerts, public safety notices, and Bowie E-News updates. You choose the types of messages you receive and how you will receive them.
Automated weather alerts are sent based on geographic locations you provide. The City will also continue to send out its own weather alerts to subscribers when there is specific information to share about what’s going on in Bowie.
Similar systems are in place throughout the National Capital Region. If you live and/or work outside of Bowie, and want to receive traffic or crime alerts for other cities or counties in the area, you're encouraged to sign-up for that respective jurisdiction's alerting system. You can find links to all of the alerting systems in the National Capital Region at capitalert.gov.
You choose which alerts you receive (tornado, severe thunderstorm, blizzard, hurricane, high wind warning, etc.) and the time of day you wish to receive them.
To receive these alerts, sign up for the alert category entitled “Severe Weather.”
Attend one of the public meetings (usually on Monday night) and make commentsto City Council during the Citizen Participation period.
The State of Maryland has increased the Bay Restoration Fee that appears on your water bill and these funds are sent to the State.
If necessary, the tax rate may be increased.
Residents may find that their tax bills have increased due to a rise in the assessed value. The State of Maryland develops the assessments based on market rates.
Generally, an inoperative vehicle is a vehicle that cannot be driven on a City street. An inoperative vehicle may have flat tire(s), dead battery, is not displaying valid registration plates, is dismantled or wrecked, cannot be driven under its own power, or has broken or missing parts, etc.
Generally, the generation of loud noise should not occur before 7 a.m. nor after 10 p.m. on weekdays (Monday thru Friday) and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) there should be no generation of loud noise before 9 a.m. nor after 10 p.m.
According to the City Charter, a Special Recall Election must be held if more than 25% of the registered voters of the district (or in the case of at-large seats or the mayor, the city) sign a petition calling for the recall of a City elected official. The Recall Election must take place within 30 days of the petition being certified by the Board of Elections. A recall petition to recall the District 2 Councilmember was presented to the City in November and certified by the Board on November 21, 2017. The Special Recall Election is scheduled for December 19, 2017 to determine if Councilmember Diane Polangin should be recalled from office.
Only registered voters of District 2 (A & B) are eligible to vote in this election.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on December 19, 2017.
If a majority of the District 2 voters vote yes to recall Councilmember Polangin, she will be removed from office and another election will be held in 60-90 days to fill the vacancy. If a majority vote no on the question of recall, Councilmember Polangin will remain in office.
A recall election allows voters to directly vote on whether or not to remove an elected official from office.
There are two polling locations.
District 2A (Polling location: Christian Community Presbyterian Church, 3120 Belair Drive):
District 2B (Polling location: Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive)
Use our address lookup tool to find out if you live in District 2, and eligible to vote in the Special Election.
On election night, the City of Bowie will share the preliminary results as soon as possible on election night on the city website, on social media, and on the government channel. The results are not final until certified by the Board of Elections.
Any qualified voter of District 2 may vote as an absentee voter in the Special Recall Election. The Absentee Ballot Application for the Special Recall Election on December 19 is available to print at www.cityofbowie.org/election. The application must be mailed or delivered in person by the voter or the applicant's authorized agent no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Completed absentee ballots must be returned by the time the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.