Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith, a Republican, decided this week that 14 presidential candidates -- 11 Republicans and three Democrats -- will have a place on the ballot for the state's April 26 primary. Gilmore is the only candidate running to not make the initial cut.
Under Maryland election law, the Secretary of State may place candidates on the ballot that he believes are "generally advocated or recognized in the news media throughout the United States or in Maryland." Candidates who fail to make that initial list must gather 400 valid signatures from each of the state's eight congressional districts.
A spokesman for Gilmore's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Gilmore has failed to qualify for the ballot in other states, and also been left out of debates featuring lesser-known candidates. Gilmore was the governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002.
Gilmore has until Feb. 3 to gather the signatures.
The candidates who will make the ballot are: Frontrunner Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Rick Santorum and Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky.