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2018 Gubernatorial Election Information
Candidacy Information
For full information and forms about filing for candidacy, click this link to access the State Board of Elections' website.  The deadline to file for office to be on the primary election ballot is 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Special note: When a candidate officially files candidacy with their local election office, he/she is required to submit an applicable financial disclosure statement (state or local).  Candidates filing in 2017 must file a financial disclosure for the year 2016.  In 2018, candidates must file an updated financial disclosure for the year 2017.  If this is not filed by March 1, he/she will be removed from the ballot.  However, we prefer that updated financial disclosure statements be filed prior to the February 27 filing deadline.

2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

The date of the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is June 26, 2018.

Prospective candidates may begin filing candidacy on February 28, 2017.

Offices on the Ballot:

  • U.S. Senator
  • Representative in Congress - District 05
  • Governor/Lt. Governor
  • Comptroller
  • Attorney General
  • State Senator - Districts 27 and 29
  • House of Delegates - Districts 27A, 27C, and 29C
  • County Commissioners - Districts 1, 2, 3 and two At-Large
  • Treasurer
  • State's Attorney
  • Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Register of Wills
  • Judges of the Orphan's Court
  • Sheriff
  • Board of Education - At-Large
  • Democratic Central Committee
  • Republican Central Committee

Deadline to Register to Vote or Make Changes to Name, Address, Party Affiliation (21 days before election day):  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dates of Early Voting:  June 12-Thursday, June 21, 2018


Last updated 5/17/17


2018 Gubernatorial General Election
The date of the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is November 6, 2018.

Offices on the Ballot:
  • U.S. Senator                
  • Representative in Congress - District 05
  • Governor/Lt. Governor
  • State Senator - Districts 27 and 29
  • House of Delegates - Districts 27A, 27C, and 29C
  • Judge of the Circuit Court
  • Judge, Court of Special Appeals
  • Judge, Court of Appeals
  • County Commissioner - Districts 1, 2, 3 and two At-Large
  • Treasurer
  • State's Attorney
  • Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Register of Wills
  • Judges of the Orphan's Court
  • Sheriff
  • Board of Education - At Large

Deadline to Register to Vote or Make Changes to Name, Address, Party Affiliation (21 days before election day):  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dates of Early Voting:  Thursday, October 25-Thursday, November 1, 2018


*Last updated 5/17/17


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