Clerk of the Circuit Court

Filing Instructions


REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

Filing Begins:        TBD

Filing Deadline:           TBD

Withdraw Deadline:        TBD

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. You can complete this online or print a copy here.

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

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 – TBD
Part II: Certificate of Nomination – TBD

Requirements:

PART I

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

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. You can complete this online or print a copy here.

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 – TBD
Part II: Candidacy Petition – TBD                 

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 

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

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. You can complete this online or print a copy here.

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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