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Candidate Finances

For general information on Candidates and Campaign Finance, please call our office at 410-313-5820, contact the State Board of Elections at 410-269-2867, or visit the following web sites:

For details about fund raising, financial disclosure forms and taxable political funds, visit the State Board of Elections website or call 800-222-VOTE.

Filing as a Petition Candidate

Call the Howard County Board of Elections at 410-313-5820 or visit the State Board of Elections website for qualifications for a petition candidate and navigate to the Petition Candidates section.

Fair Election Practices

All candidates for office are required to conduct their campaigns in accordance with the Fair Election Practices statute. Summaries of this law, prepared by the Attorney General of Maryland, are available from the Board of Elections at 410-313-5820 or from the State Board of Elections in Annapolis.

Cost: $5.00 per booklet plus postage, if applicable.

Every candidate, at the time of, or prior to filing his or her candidacy, must file a State of Organization and appropriate financial disclosure at the proper office. Central Committee candidates do not have to file a financial disclosure. The Board of Elections has the forms needed to fulfill these requirements.