2018 FILED CANDIDATES
Candidate Filing for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election begins: February 28, 2017
Filing Requirements for Candidacy
The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
You must be a resident of the District for which you are filing, a registered voter, and have completed and filed the following:
- Candidate Information Sheet (PDF)
- Statement of Organization (PDF)
- County Ethics Disclosures are filed electronically. Instructions and Office of Ethics and Accountability contact information may be found here:
- Board of Education Financial Disclosure Statement (PDF)
- Judicial Disclosure (Judges Only) (PDF)
- State Ethics Disclosures are filed electronically at:
Once the disclosure has been completed, be sure to continue "clicking" or follow the red
button (at the bottom right), to retrieve your confirmation. Bring this confirmation with
you when you file.
Note: Effective October 1, 2017, candidates for certain State offices (State’s Attorney, Sheriff, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Circuit Court) will no longer be permitted to use a paper format for filing their financial disclosure statements. They must use the Commission’s electronic system.
If you have any questions, contact:
States Ethics Commission
45 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Toll Free 1-877-669-6085
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (after 4:30 by appointment only)
Federal and State Offices are filed at the State Board of Elections. The following County and Central Committee Candidates must be filed at the Prince George's County Board of Elections:
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
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.
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.
Visit the Maryland Board of Elections Filing page for more information on general candidacy filings and Campaign Finance. Be sure to review the Summary Guide to Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws. 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.