In Maryland, College Park voters have a contested race for mayor for the first time in 24 years.
Mayor Andrew Fellows is being opposed by Robert McCeney, a middle school science teacher and doctoral candidate at George Washington University.
In addition to the mayor's race, Tuesday's nonpartisan city election includes contests for two City Council districts.
At a recent candidates' forum, Fellows spoke about the city's slow, steady progress, including a $28 million state investment in the Route 1 corridor.
McCeney, who has run unsuccessfully for council seats in the past, says he wants more people involved in city politics. He also says he'll would work to soften hostile attitudes toward University of Maryland atCollege Park students.