REGARDING THE MAY 19, 2022, 4:00 PM BOARD MEETING; THE TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WILL BE REDISTRICTING AND POLLING PLACE CONSOLIDATION.
Political district boundaries are changing! Election officials are getting ready to make changes to County, State, and Congressional districts. District boundaries are adjusted every ten years based on how the population changes. New district plans are not yet final, but they will be soon.
The Maryland Court of Appeals
has postponed the state's Gubernatorial Primary Election
from June 28, 2022, to July 19, 2022.
In an order issued Tuesday, the Court also pushed the filing deadline for candidates from March 22, 2022, to April 15, 2022. That deadline had already been postponed once, amid legal challenges to redistricting.
Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Baltimore City Board of Elections is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 410-396-1444 to make an appointment.
CANDIDATE FILING FOR THE
2022 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION
Schedule an appointment by calling 410-396-5574. At this time we are only filing candidates if they have set up an appointment. Prior to scheduling an appointment, please make sure the following steps are completed.
1. Establish a Candidate Committee
A candidate for State or local office is also required to have established an authorized candidate campaign committee. File the Statement of Organization electronically now. If you have a candidate committee already established, please make sure the committee is in good standing with the State Board. If the committee has late fees or a civil penalty, the candidate must resolve the fees or penalty prior to filing. Payment can be accepted at the time of the filing.
2. File a Financial Disclosure Form
A Financial Disclosure is required for all states: A Financial Disclosure is required for all states. The Financial Disclosure for state candidates is required to be filed with the Maryland Ethics Commission. A candidate can file a receipt as proof of the candidate previously filed a financial disclosure for the calendar year required for the candidacy. For additional information about filing the financial disclosure, please contact the Maryland Ethics Commission. Local candidates must file for office at their local boards of elections. Local candidates need to file a financial disclosure with the Baltimore City Ethics Department
3. Complete the Candidate Information Sheet
Submit the Candidate Information sheet 24 hours prior to the appointment time. The form may be submitted by fax at 410-727-1775 or 410-783-7394.
When arriving for your appointment:
1. Wear a mask;
2. Only individuals with appointments may enter the building (no guests are allowed);
3. Practice Social Distancing; and
4. Pay the Filing Fee (cash or check only)
Filing fees depend upon the office sought. The fee must be paid either by check or money order. It is permissible for a state or local candidate’s campaign finance entity to pay the fee.
The Mission of the Board of Elections
The Board of Elections is authorized by the Public General Laws of Maryland. The Board is empowered to make rules consistent with State laws to ensure the proper and efficient registration of voters and conduct of elections.
Armstead B.C. Jones, Sr
The Baltimore City Board of Elections is pleased to provide the information on this site as a service to the general public. We hope you will find the information useful and informative. Please note that election procedures and laws are subject to change, sometimes rapidly. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information on our site will always be up to date, complete, or reflect the latest legal rulings or interpretations.
For additional information, the staff is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact the office by calling 410-396-5550.