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:

Once the disclosure has been completed, be sure to continue "clicking" or follow the red
button (at the bottom right), to retrieve your confirmation.  Bring this confirmation with
 you when you file.  

Note:  Effective October 1, 2017, candidates for certain State offices (State’s Attorney, Sheriff, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Circuit Court) will no longer be permitted to use a paper format for filing their financial disclosure statements.  They must use the Commission’s electronic system. 

If you have any questions, contact:
                    States Ethics Commission
                    45 Calvert Street
                    3rd Floor
                    Annapolis, MD  21401
                    Office 410-260-7770
                    Toll Free 1-877-669-6085
                    Office Hours:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm (after 4:30 by appointment only)

Federal and State Offices are filed at the State Board of Elections. The following County and Central Committee Candidates must be filed at the Prince George's County Board of Elections:

                County Executive
                  County Council
                  State's Attorney
                  Clerk of the Circuit Courts
                  Register of Wills
                  Judges of the Orphan's Court
                  Board of Education - Districts 2, 3, 6, and 9
                  Democratic Central Committee
                  Republican Central Committee

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.

More Information

Visit the Maryland Board of Elections Filing page for more information on general candidacy filings and Campaign Finance. Be sure to review the Summary Guide to Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws. A list of filed candidates will become available after filings begin. The link is updated approximately 24 hours after new filings are completed. For additional information, please contact 301-341-7300.