Notice of candidacy signature witness requirements: The Notice of Candidacy must be signed in the presence of the Chairman, or Executive Director of the State or Onslow County Board of Elections, or a candidate may have his/her signature on the notice of candidacy acknowledged and certified to by any officer authorized to administer an oath, including a notary (G.S. § 163A-972). In signing his or her Notice of Candidacy, the candidate may use a nickname if candidate complies with the requirement specified in G.S. § 163A-972 and which includes submitting an affidavit.
Party affiliation requirements for partisan offices: No person shall be permitted to file as a candidate of any political party in a party primary if the person, at the time of filing his or her notice of candidacy, is registered as an affiliate of a different political party. No person registered as “unaffiliated” (without any party affiliation) shall be eligible to file as a candidate in a primary. No person shall be permitted to file as a candidate in a party primary unless that person has been affiliated with that party for at least 90 days as of the date of that person filing such notice of candidacy (G.S. § 163A-973)
Offices in the Jurisdiction of the State Board of Elections
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Candidate Filing Fact Sheets
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Additional Candidate Filing Information
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File for these offices at the North Carolina State Board of Elections:
United States House of Representatives
All Judicial Offices
File for these offices at the your local county Board of Elections:
North Carolina Senate
North Carolina House of Representatives
Most County and Local Offices
2020 General Election Candidate Filing Begins:
Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 12:00PM
2020 General Election Candidate Filing Ends:
Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
2020 Soil and Water Candidate Filing Begins:
Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 12:00PM
2020 Soil and Water Candidate Filing Ends:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
|North Carolina State Senator||$ 140|
|North Carolina State Representative||$ 140|
|Onslow County Board of Commissioners||$ 116|
|Onslow County Board of Education||$ 51.30|
|Onslow County Register of Deeds||$ 687.90|
|District Court Judge||$ 1,220|