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Running for Office? Candidate Filing Period Opens Dec. 6

Are you thinking of running for office? Any person seeking to become a candidate must file a notice of candidacy form. There are two candidate filing periods for elections in 2022. Candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the 2022 statewide primary will file during the first period. Those who are nominated will become candidates in the statewide general election.

The candidate filing period will run from noon on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, to noon on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Candidate filing will be held in the conference room on the first floor at Election Services new location, 59 Woodfin Place.

new state law requires sheriff candidates and appointees to verify that they have no prior felony convictions or expungements of felony convictions. The required forms are now available on the NC Department of Justice website. Once completed, candidates for sheriff will obtain a disclosure statement, which is required for filing for office. 

Click here for more information on offices up for election, qualifications, filing fees, and acceptable forms of payment.