Filing Instructions by Office

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Candidate filing begins on February 5th, 2019 and ends on January 24th, 2020.


Filing Location: 
Candidates for local offices must file in person at the Cecil County Board of Elections located at 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton, MD 21921. All other candidates must file at the State Board of Elections located at 151 West St. Suite 200.

Filing Fee: 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.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (410) 996-5310.
Please call from 8:30am - 4:00pm to make an appointment.

All local offices are 4 year terms.  For more information on the State term of office and qualifications, click here.

 Office Sought  Qualifications Campaign Account Required   Financial Disclosure Required Filing Fee 
 State Office        
 *County Executive  Article 4 Section 405  Yes  Yes   $25
 **County Council  Article 2 Section 205  Yes  Yes  $25
 State's Attorney  Member of MD Bar; 
Cecil County resident for at least 2 years
 Yes  Yes - (via State)  $25
 Clerk of the 
Circuit Court
   Yes  Yes - (via State)  $25
 Register of Wills    Yes  Yes - (via State)  $25
 Judge of the 
Orphans Court
 Cecil County resident for at least 1 year  Yes  Yes - Judicial  $25

Must be a citizen/resident in MD for
at least 5 years; must reside in Cecil County

 Yes  Yes - (via State)  $25
 Central Committee
 Specified by the Party's bylaws  No  No  $10
 ***Board of 
 Must be a registered voter  Yes  Yes - Bd. Ed.  $25


*Election for this office will be held in 2020
**Election for this office will be held in 2020 - Districts 1 and 5 only
***Election for this office will be held in 2020 - Districts 1 and 2 only


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.

Candidate Information Sheet

Statement of Organization

Financial Disclosure Form

Board of Education Financial Disclosure Statement

Financial Disclosure (Online) Form

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