Article - Estates and Trusts
(a) (1) An election to take an elective share under this subtitle:
(i) Shall be in writing and signed by the surviving spouse or other person entitled to make the election under § 3–405 of this subtitle; and
(ii) 1. Shall be filed in the court in which the personal representative of the decedent was appointed; or
2. If no personal representative of the decedent has been appointed, shall be filed in the court for the jurisdiction in which the venue would be proper under § 5–103 of this article.
(2) Notice of the filing of an election to take an elective share under paragraph (1) of this subsection may be delivered to:
(i) The trustee of each revocable trust of the decedent; or
(ii) The person responsible for filing the estate tax return, if different from the trustee.
(b) The election may be in the following form:
“I, A.B., surviving spouse of C. D., late of the County (City) of………… elect to
take my elective share of the decedent’s estate subject to election under § 3–403 of
the Estates and Trusts Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.