Judge of the Orphans Court

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To file for Judge of the Orphans Court you must be a resident of Cecil County for at least one year.

Filing Begins:                   Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Filing Deadline:                Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by 9:00 PM

Withdraw Deadline:         Thursday, March 1, 2018 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
Please refer to the Maryland Judiciary Financial Disclosure Statement website for forms and instructions.

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