July 22, 2022, is the filing deadline for statewide candidates in Louisiana. This is the last filing deadline for major-party candidates for statewide office in the 2022 election cycle. The first filing deadline in the current election cycle took place in Texas on December 13, 2021.
- December 2021: 1 state.
- January 2022: 3 states.
- February 2022: 3 states.
- March 2022: 19 states.
- April 2022: 9 states.
- May 2022: 4 states.
- June 2022: 8 states.
- July 2022: 3 states
The following states changed their filing deadlines for major-party, statewide candidates, either by court order or legislative action:
- Kentucky: On January 6, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear (D) signed HB172 into law, extending the filing deadline for partisan candidates from January 7, 2022, to January 25, 2022.
- Maryland: On March 15, 2022, the Maryland Court of Appeals postponed the primary election from June 28, 2022, to July 19, 2022. The court also extended the filing deadline from March 22, 2022, to April 15, 2022.
- North Carolina: On December 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of North Carolina ordered the postponement of the statewide primary, originally scheduled for March 8, 2022, to May 17, 2022. The court also suspended candidate filing, which subsequently resumed on February 24, 2022, and concluded on March 4, 2022.
- Pennsylvania: On February 9, 2022, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended the candidate filing period for the primary election. The original filing deadline was set for March 8, 2022. The court later fixed March 15, 2022, as the filing deadline for statewide offices and the U.S. Congress.
- Utah: On February 14, 2022, Gov. Spencer Cox (R) signed SB170 into law, moving the candidate filing deadline to March 4, 2022. The original filing deadline was set for March 11, 2022.
In the 2020 election cycle, two states postponed filing deadlines for major-party, statewide candidates: Louisiana and Michigan. Several others left deadlines unchanged but reduced or eliminated petition signature requirements.