For Immediate Release:  February 13, 2018


Candidate Filing Deadline Approaches


The Board of Elections wishes to remind anyone who is planning to run for office that the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2018 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 27 at 9 p.m. Montgomery County individuals interested in running for the following Montgomery 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 - may file a Certificate of Candidacy with the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, in Gaithersburg. Candidates for all other offices on the 2018 Primary ballot should contact the Maryland State Board of Elections for deadlines and filing locations. 

Candidates who filed a Certificate of Candidacy prior to January 1, 2018, must file a new financial disclosure statement with the appropriate ethics agency prior to March 1, 2018.  Failure to meet any of the requirements prior to the deadlines will invalidate the Certificate of Candidacy and remove the individual from the ballot.

The Montgomery 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, February 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. To arrange an appointment, please contact Christine Rzeszut at  240-777-8585.

For more information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit , the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625