Candidate Filing


Candidate filings for the 2016 Presidential Election will begin on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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 candidate filing deadline for the 2016 Presidential Primary is 9 pm, Wednesday,  February 3, 2016.

Please click the below link for additional filing information.

For additional information, please contact (301) 341-7300.

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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.


Candidate Filing Information


Q. What are the filing requirements necessary to become a candidate?


You must be a resident of the District for which you are filing, a registered voter, and complete and file the following:

  • Candidate Information Sheet.
  • Statement of Organization - 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.
  • Financial Disclosure statement must be filed at the time of filing the Certificate of Candidacy.
  • Filing Fee - $25.00. The fee must be paid by either check, money order or cash.  $10.00 (Central Committee Only).  (No credit cards can be accepted at this time.)

Q. Where can I get the forms for filing?


The forms are available at the Prince George's County Board of Elections, 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A, Largo, Maryland 20774 or call 301-341-7300. You can also download the forms below.

Candidate Information Sheet
Statement of Organization
Board of Education Financial Disclosure Statement
Board of Education Policy



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