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Maryland Signature Requirements

Written by Nicolas Guillermo. Posted in Maryland Activism

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Signature Requirements:

  • Referenda: Statewide Referenda: 3% of the votes cast in the last election Gubernatorial election.
  • Local Referenda: 10% of the votes cast in the last election Gubernatorial election.
  • Nominations: Partisan Candidates, Greens and Libertarians - U.S. Senate. $290 filing fee - U.S. Congress - $100 filing fee - State House or Legislature $50 filing fee. Write In Candidates submit certificate of candidacy. 
  • Referenda Deadline: The first deadline for 2/3rds of the signatures on a referendum petition is 40 days after a controversial law goes into effect.
  • Charter Amendments: 20% or 10,000 voters signatures. Available in only select areas. 
  • Charter Amendments Deadline: NO TIME LIMIT FOR COLLECTING SIGNATURES!

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