Maryland candidate filing deadline moved to April 15th; Primary Election moved to July 19th

I called it this morning (and in previous articles) that the filing deadline would be moved.

Maryland Court of Appeals issued an order moving Primary three weeks until July 19 and the new Candidate Filing Deadline is now April 15th.

  • The 2022 Primary for Gubernatorial Elections, scheduled for June 28, 2022, is moved to July 19, 2022;
  • The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy, established pursuant to Maryland Code, (1957, 2017 Repl. Vol., 2021 Supp.), Election Law Article (“EL”) § 5-303 as Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and extended by Order of this Court on February 11, 2022 (the “February 11 Order”) to Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9:00 p.m., is extended to Friday, April 15, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.;

See the full order here:

What does this mean for Scott E’s Blog? Well, my plan is to announce that tomorrow or Thursday after I have some time to think about it. I have already extended the “retirement” of this entity once…not sure I have it in me to extend it again. I will mull it over and let you all know for sure in the next 48 hours.

Scott E


  1. PLEASE delay your retirement from Howard County posts. Given the demise of other local journalism, your blog is especially needed. Just one example: I have been sharing your excellent interviews with candidates with a lot of my friends.


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