Maryland filing deadline is January 24

The major-party filing deadline to run for elected office in Maryland is on January 24, 2020. In Maryland, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:

U.S. House (8 seats)
Maryland Court of Appeals (2 seats)
Maryland Court of Special Appeals (5 seats)

The primary is scheduled for April 28, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Maryland’s statewide filing deadline is the 10th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 25 in West Virginia.

Maryland has a divided government, and no political party holds a state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

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Additional reading:
United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2020
Maryland Court of Appeals
Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Signature requirements and deadlines for 2020 U.S. Congress elections




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