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    Registered Voters as of: 11/20/2017  Republican: 46,919  Democrat: 38,000  Libertarian: 655  Una: 36,277  Total: 121,851
County Director of Elections:  Leigh Anne Price
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FAQs for Candidates

How do individuals get on the ballot for the primary election?

  • Candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the SBOE and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary of the office sought to the SBOE. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the SBOE office prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates who have properly files their notice of candidacy and paid the filing fee will have their names certified by the chairman of the State Board of Elections to the Secretary of State three days after the expiration of the filing period.
  • Candidates must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file (an individual changing party affiliation, must do it 90 days prior to the filing date).
  • All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections where they are registered to vote. The certification shall state the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed affiliation in the last 90 days.
  • A candidate may not file for more than one office.
    
    

What are the qualifications for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and All State Executive Offices? (N.C. Const. Art. 6 Sec. 6)

  • Governor - An individual must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for five years, a resident of North Carolina for 2 years, and a qualified North Carolina voter.
  • Lieutenant Governor - An individual must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for five years, a resident of North Carolina for 2 years, and a qualified North Carolina voter.
  • State Executive Offices - A qualified North Carolina voter.
  • Terms - Governor (4 years) - Lieutenant Governor (4 years) - Council of State (4 years)
    
    

What are the qualifications for North Carolina's General Assembly? (N.C. Const. Art. 2 Sec. 6, 7; Art. 6 Sec. 6)

  • Senate - An individual must be at least 25 years of age, a resident of North Carolina for 2 years, a resident of the district for one year preceding the election, and a qualified North Carolina voter.
  • House - An individual must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the district for one year preceding the election, and a qualified North Carolina voter.
  • Terms - Senate (2 years) - House (2 years)
  • There are 50 members of the Senate and 120 members of the House.
    
    

What are the qualifications for U.S. Congress? (N.C. Const. Art. 6 Sec. 6; U.S. Const. Art. 1 Sec. 2 and Sec. 3)

  • Senate - An individual must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for 9 years, and a resident of the state for which he/she will be elected.
  • House - An individual must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for 7 years, and a resident of the state for which he/she will be elected. Individuals running for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate must be qualified, registered voters in North Carolina.
  • Terms - Senate (6 years) - House (2 years)
    
    

How do I run for Judicial Office?

To get on the ballot, contact the State Board of Elections at 919-733-7173 in Raleigh, or visit http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/

The filing period starts at 12:00 noon on the second Monday in February preceding the primary, and ends at 12:00 noon on the last business day in February preceding the primary.

The Primary election is held the Tuesday after the first Monday in May preceding the General Election. The General election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The Campaign Reporting Act requires financial disclosure of all political activities. Please see the NC State Board of Elections web site for more information.

    
    

How do I run for Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Council of State?

To get on the ballot, candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the State Board of Elections (SBOE) and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary of the office sought to the SBOE. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the SBOE office prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing.

Candidates who have properly filed their notice of candidacy and paid the filing fee will have their names certified by the chairman of the State Board of Elections to the Secretary of State three days after the expiration of the filing period.

A candidate must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file (an individual changing party affiliations must do it 90 days prior to the filing date).

All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county Board of Elections where they are registered to vote. The certification shall state the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed affiliations in the past three months.

The filing period begins at 12:00 noon on the second Monday in February preceding the primary, and ends at 12:00 noon on the last business day in February preceding the primary.

The Primary election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in May preceding the general election. The General election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The Campaign Reporting Act requires financial disclosure of all political activities. Please see the NC State Board of Elections web site for more information.

    
    

How do I run for NC State House or NC State Senate?

To get on the ballot, candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the county board of elections in the county of their residence and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary of the office sought to the county board of elections.

Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the county board of elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file (an individual changing party affiliations must do it 90 days prior to the filing date). All candidates must, at the time of filing a Notice of Candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections where they are registered to vote. The certification shall state the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed affiliations in the past three months.

The filing period begins at 12:00 noon on the second Monday in February preceding the primary, and ends at 12:00 noon on the last business day in February preceding the primary.

The Primary election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in May preceding the general election. The General election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The Campaign Reporting Act requires financial disclosure of all political activities. Please see the NC State Board of Elections web site for more information.

    
    

How do I run for the U.S. Congress?

To get on the ballot, candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the State Board of Elections and pay a filing fee of 1% of the annual salary of the office sought to the SBOE. Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained at the SBOE office prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing. Candidates who have properly filed their notice of candidacy and paid the filing fee will have their names certified by the chairman of the SBOE to the Secretary of State three days after the expiration of the filing period.

Candidates must be a registered voter of the same political party in which he or she intends to file. An individual changing party affiliations must do it 90 days prior to the filing date.

All candidates must, at the time of filing a notice of candidacy, file a certificate signed by the chairman or the director of the county board of elections in the county in which they are registered to vote, stating the party with which the person is affiliated and that the person has not changed affiliations in the past three months.

The filing period begins at 12:00 noon on the second Monday in February preceding the primary, and ends at 12:00 noon on the last business day in February preceding the primary.

The Primary election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in May preceding the general election. The General election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

If you plan to be a candidate for a federal office, such as the office of United States Senate or member of the U.S. House of Representatives, you or your campaign treasurer need to contact the State Board of Elections, Campaign Reporting Office, Raleigh, North Carolina at 919-733-7173.

    
    


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