Clerk of the Circuit Court

Filing Instructions to Appear on the Maryland
2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Ballot


REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

Filing Begins:                   Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Filing Deadline:                Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by 9:00 PM

Withdraw Deadline:         Thursday, March 1, 2018 by 4:30 PM

Requirements:

Candidate Information Sheet
Please complete the Candidate Information Sheet in its entirety.

Filing Fee – $25
Fee must be paid by check or cash at the time of filing.  Checks must be made payable to Harford County Government.

Identification
Official identification is required: a current and valid photo identification – Maryland Drivers’ License or MVA issued Identification Card, Passport, Military ID or government issued photo ID at the time of filing.

Statement of Organization
This document is required for conducting financial activity and may be filed at either the Harford County or Maryland State Board of Elections. A Statement of Organization may be completed prior to the actual filing of candidacy to permit fundraising, but must be established no later than the date the candidate has filed. The candidate can be his or her own chairperson but not his or her own treasurer.

Financial Disclosure Form 
Candidates must file an online Financial Disclosure Form with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Upon completion of all requirements, a personalized Certificate of Candidacy will be generated for the candidate’s signature.

Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for additional forms and information.

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NON PRINCIPAL POLITICAL PARTY CANDIDATES (Green and Libertarian)

A candidate who is affiliated with a recognized party other than the two principal parties must be nominated by the party as a general election candidate.

Filing Deadline:
Part I: Declaration of Intent – Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 by 9:00 PM
Part II: Certificate of Nomination – Monday, August 6th, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Requirements:

PART I

Declaration of Intent
Must be filed in person at the Harford County Board of Elections.  The Declaration of Intent will be generated for the candidate’s signature. No fee required at this time.

Identification
Official identification is required: a current and valid photo identification – Maryland Drivers’ License or MVA issued Identification Card, Passport, Military ID or government issued photo ID at the time of filing.

PART II 

Certificate of Nomination
The Certificate of Nomination must be filed in person at the Harford County Board of Elections.

Filing Fee – $25
Fee must be paid by check or cash at the time of filing.  Checks must be made payable to Harford County Government.

Statement of Organization
This document is required for conducting financial activity and may be filed at either the Harford County or Maryland State Board of Elections. A Statement of Organization may be completed prior to the actual filing of candidacy to permit fundraising, but must be established no later than the date the candidate has filed. The candidate can be his or her own chairperson but not his or her own treasurer.

Financial Disclosure Form 
Candidates must file an online Financial Disclosure Form with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Upon completion of all requirements, a personalized Certificate of Candidacy will be generated for the candidate’s signature.

Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for additional forms and information.

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PETITION CANDIDATES

A candidate who is unaffiliated with a recognized party must be nominated by petition as a general election candidate.

Filing Deadline:  
Part I: Declaration of Intent – Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 by 9:00 PM
Part II: Candidacy Petition – Monday, August 6th, 2018 by 5:00 PM                   

Qualifications:

To be nominated by petition an individual must meet the legal qualifications for the public office sought, be registered as unaffiliated or other non-recognized partisan organization and file, with the appropriate election board, petitions signed by not less than 1% of the total number of registered voters in the district for the office of which the nomination is sought.  The petition form prescribed by the State Board of Elections must be used.

Requirements:

PART I 

Declaration of Intent
Must be filed in person at the Harford County Board of Elections.  The Declaration of Intent will be generated for the candidate’s signature.  No fee required at this time.

Identification
Official identification is required: a current and valid photo identification – Maryland Drivers’ License or MVA issued Identification Card, Passport, Military ID or government issued photo ID at the time of filing.

PART II  

Candidacy Petition
Must be filed in person at the Harford County Board of Elections.

Filing Fee – $25
Fee must be paid by check or cash at the time of filing.  Checks must be made payable to Harford County Government.

Statement of Organization
This document is required for conducting financial activity and may be filed at either the Harford County or Maryland State Board of Elections. A Statement of Organization may be completed prior to the actual filing of candidacy to permit fundraising, but must be established no later than the date the candidate has filed. The candidate can be his or her own chairperson but not his or her own treasurer.

Financial Disclosure Form 
Candidates must file an online Financial Disclosure Form with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Upon completion of all requirements, a personalized Certificate of Candidacy will be generated for the candidate’s signature.

Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for additional forms and information.

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