March 16, 2022

Court of Appeals of Maryland Issues Order Moving Primary Election to July 19

The Court of Appeals of Maryland this week issued an order, In the Matter of 2022 Legislative Districting of the State, moving the 2022 State primary election from June 28 to Tuesday, July 19. The Order also extends the deadline for filing to run for offices to April 15. The announcement was made by the Maryland Board of Elections.

The Board of Elections stated that the court order amended the following deadlines:
  • The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy was extended to Friday, April 15, at 9 p.m.
  • The deadline for candidates to withdraw a certificate of candidacy was extended to Monday, April 18.
  • The deadline to fill a vacancy in candidacy for a primary election was extended to Wednesday, April 20.
  • The deadline to challenge a candidate’s residency was extended to Thursday, April 21.
The order of the Court of Appeals, along with other documents including all filed petitions, can be found on the Court of Appeals web page.

For additional information, contact the Maryland Judiciary’s Government Relations and Public Affairs at