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Deadline for Candidate Filing Extended in Maryland

February 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The deadline for candidates to file if they want to run in the 2022  Maryland Primary on June 28th has been extended. Allegany County Election Supervisor Diane Loibel  says the new deadline is March 22nd at 9:00 PM. She says the deadline is usually the last Tuesday of February, but that’s been extended by one month due to the legislative and congressional district maps are being challenged in court. Loibel tells WCBC News that mail in ballots will be available again this election cycle…

Although a number of offices are up for election locally,  thus far only the Allegany County Commissioners race has generated much interest with a total of five candidates to date. There are three open seats on the Board of Education and currently just three candidates. As of Tuesday there are no candidates on file for the office of Mayor in Cumberland and just two city council candidates. Incumbents currently running unopposed for reelection include James Elliott, States Attorney; Craig Robertson, Allegany County sheriff, and Mary Beth Pirolozzi, register of wills. there are three candidates on file running for Judge of Orphans Court.