You can find this information on the The Village of River Hill website:

Village Elections 2021: Absentee Voting Strongly Encouraged

Village Elections will be held on Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Claret Hall. To ensure everyone’s safety, social distancing and masks will be required. River Hill residents age 18 or older are permitted 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. Tenants and new residents may present a deed, lease, utility bill addressed to the individual at their River Hill residence, or other such evidence as proof of residence. Members whose River Hill properties are in violation of the Covenants and have been accepted as cases by Columbia Association’s Architectural Resource Committee may only vote for the Columbia Council Representative.

Prefer not to vote in person? Absentee ballots may be requested beginning April 4. Residents may make their requests in writing (via email or letter) through April 14 or in person by appointment at Claret Hall through April 23. Proof of person, age, and residency is required to obtain an absentee ballot whether requested in person or in writing. Residents may scan and email their back-up documents to the Election Committee c/o the Village Manager at When requesting an absentee ballot in writing, please indicate whether you will pick it up at Claret Hall or whether you want it mailed to you. Absentee ballots may be submitted by mail or dropped off at Claret Hall and must be received by midnight on April 23.

Claret Hall continues to have abbreviated hours due to COVID-19 and is open by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. To accommodate last minute requests for absentee ballots, Claret Hall will be open by appointment on Friday, April 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


The election is uncontested. Three candidates are running for three positions on the association’s Board of Directors: Eric M. Greenberg, Matthew R. Levine, and Dipper Wettstein. One candidate is running for the River Hill Council Representative position: Renée Freal DuBois. Candidate statements are provided on page 16.

Volunteers Still Needed
We still need volunteers to assist at the poll on Election Day from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Two-hour shifts are available! Please contact Susan Smith, Village Manager, at 410-531-1749 or to volunteer.

The current Village of River Hill Columbia Association (CA) Board member is Renee DuBois

One additional item: Dipper Wettstein looks to have shifted a run for Columbia Council (CA Board Rep) to 2023 (per what is on his website now). He was endorsed by The Rouse Project for CA Board Rep in this election cycle but that seems to have changed.

I have now completed the village election articles originally on my calendar to cover. I may also write up the village elections for Town Center, Harpers Choice and Owen Brown as I get time.

Here is information about village elections in 2021 covered by this blog:

My plan is to put together an article specific to candidates running fo Columbia Council (Columbia Association Board of Directors) in the near future.

I may try and setup some online interviews with candidates for CA Board in some of the Village Center elections. This might be a good way to promote the upcoming elections and learn a little about the candidates. Stay tuned as I will announce those interviews on Scott E’s Blog Facebook page and post those interviews on the blog site.

Scott E