Board of Education

Filing Instructions

To file for the Board of Education you must be a resident of the district in which you are running for three years as specified in the county charter. You may run for the Board of Education regardless of your political affiliation, but must be a registered voter. One member shall be elected from each of the six Councilmanic Districts only by the voters of that Councilmanic District.


Candidate Information Sheet
Please complete the
 Candidate Information Sheet in its entirety.

Filing Fee – $25
Fee must be paid by check at the time of filing.  Checks must be made payable to Harford County Government.

Official identification is required: a current and valid photo identification – Maryland Drivers’ License or MVA issued Identification Card, Passport, Military ID or government issued photo ID at the time of filing.

Statement of Organization
This document is required for conducting financial activity and may be filed at either the Harford County or Maryland State Board of Elections. A Statement of Organization may be completed prior to the actual filing of candidacy to permit fundraising, but must be established no later than the date the candidate has filed. The candidate can be his or her own chairperson but not his or her own treasurer. You can complete this 
online or print a copy here.

Financial Disclosure Form 
Candidates can file a
Financial Disclosure Form at our office or directly with the Harford County Public Schools c/o General Counsel at 102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014.  Please note: The Financial Disclosure Form must be notarized. This can be done at our office.

Upon completion of all requirements, a personalized Certificate of Candidacy will be generated for the candidate’s signature.

Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections for additional forms and information.

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