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Charles County, Maryland

Candidate Filing Deadline for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

For Immediate Release
2018-019
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:45pm

Candidate Filing Deadline for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

The Charles County Board of Elections would like to remind residents that Tuesday, Feb. 27 2018, at 9 p.m. is the deadline for an individual to file as a candidate for the upcoming 2018 Primary Election.  Under State law, an individual must file a Certificate of Candidacy by 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday in February in the year in which the primary election will be held.  The filing location depends on the office sought.  All federal and State candidates file a Certificate of Candidacy at the State Board of Elections (SBE), located at 151 West Street, Annapolis, MD.  Local candidates file at the local board of elections. 
 
Besides filing the Certificate of Candidacy, all candidates must pay a filing fee at the appropriate board of elections.  State and local candidates must also provide evidence that the candidate has filed a financial disclosure statement and established a candidate committee at SBE. Candidates for Central Committee are not required to establish an authorized candidate campaign committee if the candidate spends $1000.00 or less in personal funds on the election and receives no contributions. Candidates that filed a Certificate of Candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2018 must file a new financial disclosure statement with the appropriate ethics agency prior to March 1, 2018. Failure to meet any of the requirements prior to the deadlines will invalidate the Certificate of Candidacy and remove the individual from the ballot.
 
The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.  Additional election-related dates and forms are available at www.elections.maryland.gov
 
For more information, contact the Charles County Board of Elections at 301-934-8972 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or www.elections.maryland.gov.
 
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About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
 
It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.