Candidate Filing Deadline Extended by Court of Appeals

The deadline for filing to be a candidate in Maryland has been extended one month to March 22, 2022, at 9pm by the Maryland Court of Appeals.

According to a Maryland Court of Appeals media advisory:

In order to provide adequate time for judicial review, the Court extended certain election deadlines for the 2022 Primary as follows:

  1. The deadline of Tuesday, February 22, 2022, established pursuant to Maryland Code, (1957, 2017 Repl. Vol., 2021 Supp.), Election Law (“EL”) § 5-303, for filing of certificates of candidacy, is extended to Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.;
  2. The deadline of Friday, March 4, 2022, established pursuant to EL § 5-502(a), for candidates to withdraw a certificate of candidacy, is extended to Thursday, March 24, 2022;
  3. The deadline of Tuesday, March 8, 2022, established pursuant to EL § 5-901, to fill a vacancy in candidacy for a primary election, is extended to Monday, March 28, 2022;
  4. The deadline of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, established pursuant to EL § 5‑305, to challenge a candidate’s residency, is extended to Tuesday, March 29, 2022;

The June 28 primary remains unchanged.

Read the full media advisory.

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