County Council / Commissioner

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Election for this office will be held in 2020 - Districts 1 and 5 only.

To file for County Council / Commissioner you must be a citizen of the United States, and for at least one year immediately preceding the election or appointment, a resident and registered voter of Cecil County. Each Council member shall be a resident of the residency district from which the Council member is elected or appointed for at least six months immediately preceding the election or appointment as specified in the county charter (Article 2. Section 205).

Filing Begins:                  Thursday,  January 24, 2019

Filing Deadline:              Friday, January 24, 2020 by 9:00 PM

Withdraw Deadline:       Monday, February 3, 2020 by 4:30 PM


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

Filing Fee - $25
Filing fee must be paid by check or cash at the time of filing. 
Checks must be made payable to Cecil County Board of Elections.

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 Cecil 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.

Financial Disclosure Form
A Financial Disclosure Form is required for all State and local candidates. The Financial Disclosure Form is to be filed with the controlling agency; however, it is the policy of the election boards to accept the form when a candidate files for office. The form covers the previous calendar year (not the current year in which the candidate files). It is important to note that a candidate for a state office and various county offices are required to have the financial disclosure form notarized. If the form is not notarized, it will be deemed not filed and the candidate will not appear on the General Election ballot. If filing for a judicial office, the candidate must file an original and one copy, otherwise it also will be deemed not filed. A candidate may file a receipt as proof if the candidate previously filed a financial disclosure form for the calendar year required for the candidacy. For additional information about filing the financial disclosure, please contact the appropriate controlling agency. Download the Financial Disclosure Form

Upon completion of all requirements, a personalized Certificate of Candidacy will be generated for the candidate’s signature.