PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 26, 2018– The Calvert County Board of Elections reminds citizens that the deadline to file as a candidate for the upcoming 2018 Primary Election isTuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 9 p.m.Candidates seeking office in Calvert County must file a Certificate of Candidacy at 30 Duke St. in Prince Frederick. Federal and state candidates must file a Certificate of Candidacy at the State Board of Elections (SBE), located at 151 West St. in Annapolis.

Along with filing the Certificate of Candidacy, candidates must pay a filing fee at the appropriate board of elections. State and local candidates must also provide evidence that the candidate has filed a financial disclosure statement and established a candidate committee at SBE. Candidates for a central committee are not required to establish an authorized candidate campaign committee if the candidate spends $1,000 or less in personal funds on the election and receives no contributions. Candidates who filed a Certificate of Candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2018 must file a new financial disclosure statement with the appropriate ethics agency prior toMarch 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 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election isTuesday, June 26, 2018, and the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election isTuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Additional election-related dates and forms are available atwww.elections.maryland.gov. For more information, contact the Calvert County Board of Elections at410-535-2214or the state Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) orwww.elections.maryland.gov.