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Candidacy Filing

If you are filing for a state or federal office (President, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Governor, State Senator, State Delegate, Circuit Court Judge, Court of Special Appeals, etc.), you must contact the State Board of Elections (SBE) at 410-269-2880 or

If you are filing for a county or City of Hagerstown office (Commissioner, States Attorney, Treasurer, Register of Wills, Sheriff, Judge of the Orphans Court, Board of Education, Mayor, City Council, etc.), you must contact the Washington County Board of Elections at 240-313-2050 or

If you are filing for a municipal office (Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, Williamsport), you can contact each municipality by clicking on the town names above or by visiting the Directory of Municipal Officials.

Click the Qualifications for Filing Candidacy to find out if you meet the qualifications.

The buttons below provide the documents, links, and instructions for filing for office in Washington County.  Click the button specific to the office in which you are interested.

Here are some other helpful links to get started:

The Statement of Organization may also be completed online at Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System.

All candidates must file a Financial Disclosure Statement.  The type of financial disclosure and to whom it is filed varies for the office sought.


Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing the Certificate of Candidacy.  The amount of the filing fees depend on the office sought and are listed here

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