February 2, 2022

Filing Date for Candidates in County Elections is Tuesday, Feb. 22

Residents who plan to run for office in Montgomery County elections and participate in the 2022 primaries must meet the filing deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The deadline applies to Montgomery County individuals interested in running for the following County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, the Montgomery County Board of Education (Districts 1, 3, 5 and At-Large), Republican Central Committee or Democratic Central Committee.

Those interested in being on the primary ballot must file a Certificate of Candidacy with the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, in Gaithersburg.

Candidates must provide an up-to-date financial disclosure as of the date of filing. Candidates who filed a Certificate of Candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2022, must file a new financial disclosure statement with appropriate ethics agency prior to Friday, March 4.

Failure to meet any of the requirements prior to the deadlines will invalidate the Certificate of Candidacy and remove the individual from the ballot.

An appointment is required to file. Candidates for all other offices on the 2022 Primary ballot should contact the Maryland State Board of Elections for deadlines and filing locations.

The County Board of Elections is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be open to accept filings on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. To arrange an appointment, contact Christine Rzeszut at 240-777-8585.

For more information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit www.777vote.org, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at https://elections.maryland.gov or follow the County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.