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Becoming a Candidate

This information is for individuals interested in running for elected office in the 2022 election.

2022 Candidate Filing Information:

Filing for Office

Summary Guide to Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws

Here are the steps for filing a Certificate of Candidacy:

Step 1 - Statement of Organization (Shall be completed prior to your filing appointment)

Statement of Organization can be submitted electronically at the Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System

Statement of Organization

Campaign Finance (Video)

Step 2 - Financial Disclosure Statement - The type of financial disclosure varies for the office sought.

(Shall be completed prior to your filing appointment)

Candidates for an Anne Arundel County office must file with the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission. 410-222-4412

Candidate for a Maryland State office must file with the Maryland State Ethics Commission. 410-260-7770

Candidates for a judicial office must file with the Judicial Ethics Committee. 410-260-1271 or 410-260-1275.

Step 3 – Schedule your appointment here ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER

Step 4 – Bring the following to your appointment:

Candidate Information Sheet

Filing Fee (Cash or Check only)  Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing the Certificate of Candidacy. The amount of the filing fees depend on the office sought.

Please call our office at 410-222-6601 if you have questions or need assistance.