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New Party Petition Verification

2015 New Party Petitions

2012 Petition Filings

New Party Petitions

  • On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Americans Elect Party submitted petitions in order to seek party recognition in the State of Maryland. As of May 3, 2012, there are 11,317 accepted signatures and 3,742 rejected signatures out of the purported 18,450 signatures submitted. In order to become a recognized party in Maryland, 10,000 signatures need to be accepted. Accordingly, the Americans Elect party is now a recognized political party in Maryland.

2011 New Party Petitions

The petition verification process must be completed within 20 days of the receipt of the petitions.

2008 New Party Petition Filings

On Monday, August 4, 2008, two groups submitted petitions to form New Political Parties in Maryland - the Constitution Party and the Independent Party. The results of the petition verification are below. The petition verification process was completed by August 25, 2008.

In order for the parties to become recognized in Maryland, 10,000 signatures must be valid. Both parties have a sufficient number of valid signatures. Tables updated - September 9, 2008 at 9:48 a.m.

Independent Party
  Total Sheets Total Signatures Total Valid Total Invalid
ALLEGANY 103 736 605 131
ANNE ARUNDEL 172 1,200 975 225
BALTIMORE CITY 534 4,242 2,592 1650
BALTIMORE COUNTY 292 2,013 1,321 692
CALVERT 15 32 23 9
CAROLINE 6 7 7 0
CARROLL 76 211 164 47
CECIL 10 20 18 2
CHARLES 15 36 29 7
DORCHESTER 2 6 5 1
FREDERICK 536 4644 3686 958
GARRETT 8 22 18 4
HARFORD 47 159 96 63
HOWARD 122 573 346 227
KENT 3 4 3 1
MONTGOMERY 446 3,737 2,935 802
PRINGE GEORGE'S 327 2701 1864 837
QUEEN ANNE'S 12 28 27 1
ST. MARY'S 15 28 22 6
SOMERSET 4 4 1 3
TALBOT 18 116 95 21
WASHINGTON 287 2359 2007 352
WICOMICO 8 22 19 3
WORCESTER 7 8 5 3
TOTAL 3065 22908 16863 6045


Constitution Party
  Total Sheets Total Signatures Total Valid Total Invalid
ALLEGANY 101 709 596 113
ANNE ARUNDEL 126 762 622 140
BALTIMORE CITY 513 4,157 2,455 1702
BALTIMORE COUNTY 257 1,698 1,149 549
CALVERT 9 11 9 2
CAROLINE 4 6 6 0
CARROLL 68 170 141 29
CECIL 5 11 8 3
CHARLES 5 6 5 1
DORCHESTER 2 6 5 1
FREDERICK 416 3378 2788 590
GARRETT 8 22 18 4
HARFORD 33 88 72 16
HOWARD 78 298 230 68
KENT 1 2 2 0
MONTGOMERY 189 1,222 903 319
PRINGE GEORGE'S 272 2068 1419 649
QUEEN ANNE'S 6 9 9 0
ST. MARY'S 8 9 8 1
SOMERSET 1 1 1 0
TALBOT 14 100 79 20
WASHINGTON 316 2590 2184 396
WICOMICO 2 2 2 0
WORCESTER 3 3 2 1
TOTAL 2437 17328 12713 4604