Candidates

Candidate filing is: February 23, 2021 to February 22, 2022

Due to safety concerns, we are conducting candidate filing by appointment only. We are requesting that all potential candidates pre-file (complete the necessary paperwork) prior to their scheduled appointment. 

Contact any of our candidate filing coordinators to schedule your appointment:

Stephanie Taylor – 410-809-6003
Sarah Mohan – 410-809-6026
Stephen Feryus – 410-809-6036

Interested candidates can find contest age, residency requirements and all other qualifications here.

If you are filing for a Harford County position view the candidacy requirements
If you are filing for a state or federal position view the candidacy requirements.

All candidates must file a candidate information sheet.

Review the candidacy requirements for payment amounts.

*If you are filing for a Harford County contest, payments may only be accepted by check. No cash payments are being accepted at this time. *

Candidates that are registered as Unaffiliated must be nominated by petition as a General Election candidate. Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections petition candidacy page for more information.

Candidates that are registered as any recognized party other than the Democrat or Republican parties must be nominated by his or her party as a General Election candidate. Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for more information.

If you are interested in filing as a write-in candidate for the General Election please view the Write-In Candidate Information Packet. Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for more information.

Withdrawal – To withdraw you must file a completed Certificate of Withdrawal at the Harford County Board of Elections. Please note: the initial filing fee is non-refundable.

Change of Contest – You must file a completed Certificate of Withdrawal and a new Candidate Information Sheet at the Harford County Board of Elections. Please note: the initial filing fee in non-refundable and an additional filing fee is required for the new contest.