Candidate Filing

Filing Requirements for Candidacy

Candidate Filing for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election begins: February 28, 2017

 You must be a resident of the District for which you are filing, a registered voter, and have completed and filed the following:

Filings for Federal Offices will be made at the State Board of Elections. Filings for the following County and Central Committee Contests must be made at the Prince George's County Board of Elections:

County Executive
County Council
State's Attorney
Clerk of the Circuit Courts
Register of Wills
Judges of the Orphan's Court
Board of Education - Districts 2, 3, 6, and 9
Democratic Central Committee
Republican Central Committee

Filing Fee

There is a filing fee of $25. The fee for Central Committee is $10. The fee must be paid by either check, money order or cash. No credit cards can be accepted at this time.

Campaign Account

Prior to filing Certificate of Candidacy, each candidate must file a campaign account. A campaign account is established by filing a Statement of Organization with the State Board of Elections.

Obtaining Required Forms

The forms are available at the Prince George's County Board of Elections Office or can be downloaded by following the form links under "Filing Forms".


More Information

Visit the Maryland Board of Elections Filing page for more information on general candidacy filings and Campaign Finance. A list of filed candidates will become available after filings begin. The link is updated approximately 24 hours after new filings are completed. For additional information, please contact 301-341-7300.