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§ 5-605. Candidates for office

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Maryland Public Ethics Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Financial Disclosure (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-605
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 15-605
§ 5-605. Candidates for office
In general
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a candidate who is required by § 5-601(a) of this subtitle to file a statement shall file the statement each year beginning with the year in which the candidate files a certificate of candidacy through the year of the election.
(b) This section does not require the filing of a statement for any full year covered by a statement filed by the individual under § 5-602 of this subtitle.
Filing requirements
(c) A statement under this section shall be filed with the election board with which the certificate of candidacy is required to be filed.
Time for filing
(d)(1) The first statement required under this section shall be filed no later than the filing of the certificate of candidacy.
(2) In the year of the election the statement shall be filed on or before the earlier of:
(i) April 30; or
(ii) the last day for the withdrawal of a candidacy under § 5-502 of the Election Law Article.
Failure to file
(e) If a statement required by this section is overdue and is not filed within 8 days after the candidate receives from the election board written notice of the failure to file, the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn the candidacy.
Prerequisite for filing certificate of candidacy
(f)(1) An election board may not accept a certificate of candidacy or certificate of nomination of a candidate covered by this section unless the candidate has filed a statement required by this section or § 5-602 of this subtitle.
(2) An election board, within 30 days after receiving a statement, shall forward the statement to the Ethics Commission.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 107, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 5-605, MD GEN PROVIS § 5-605
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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