Candidate Filing

Filing Requirements for Candidacy

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

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".


Board of Education

Candidates for the Board of Education-School Board districts 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 should file at the Prince George's County Board of Elections. Filings for all other offices should be handled at the Maryland State Board of Elections located at 151 West Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401.


The Certificate of Candidacy that you filed is based on your current voter registration record, which contains office districts (Congressional, legislative, school board, etc.) prior to the implementation of any applicable redistricting plans. Once those plans are implemented or changed due to legal challenge, the district for the office for which you filed may change. We will automatically move your candidacy to your new district. If you chose to withdraw, you will need to submit a Certificate of Withdrawal. Your filing fee will not be refunded.

More Information

Visit the Maryland Board of Elections Filing page for more information on general candidacy filings. A list of filed candidates is available to view. For additional information, please contact 301-341-7300.