The Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for designating the
people whose names appear on the ballot for each primary election. This is done when the
Secretary has determined that the candidate's candidacy is generally advocated or recognized
in the news media throughout the United States or in Maryland and in accordance with party rules.
For more information concerning Maryland's presidential primary ballot, call (410) 974-5521 or contact
us by e-mail.
For any other information concerning elections; including voter registration, absentee ballots,
candidate information and campaign finance; check with the
Maryland State Board of Elections.
Statutory Authority: Election Law Article, §8-502 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
16 Francis St. Annapolis, MD 21401 ~ Phone Number: 410-974-5521 ~ FAX Number: 410-974-5190
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 ~~~ Certification Hours: 8:30 - 4:00