2016 Candidate Filing

NOTICE OF FILING – NC Court of Appeals (Geer) Seat

Filing begins Monday, July 11, 2016 at 12:00 noon and ends on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon for the NC Court of Appeals seat vacated by Judge Martha Geer.  Filing fees are statutorily set at 1% of the annual salary of the office as of January 1st of the election year. (N.CG.S. § 163-107)   The filing fee for NC Court of Appeals Judge is $1,341.

In preparation of filing, candidates are encouraged to download and complete a Notice of Candidacy form. Candidates must sign the form in the presence of a notary.  Candidates must then take the Notice of Candidacy form to their local county board of elections to complete the verification section prior to mailing or presenting in person to file.   

Candidates may mail the completed form to the North Carolina State Board of Elections no earlier than the start of the filing period.  If sending via mail the form must arrive no later than 12:00 noon July 15, 2016. 

You may also file in person at the State Board of Elections during the filing period.  

Candidate Filing Instructions for NC Court of Appeals (Geer) Seat

Candidates may opt to either mail the Notice of Candidacy form to the State Board of Elections, P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255 along with the filing fee or may file in person at the North Carolina State Board of Elections office located at 441 North Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC, 27603.   

Filing fees must be paid either by check or money order.  Please make sure that all checks are made payable to the NC State Board of Elections. 

Campaign Finance filing may be completed prior to the above dates for those who wish to announce their intention to run or who begin accepting contributions or making expenditures to support their campaign.  The State Board of Elections is required to evaluate the maximum contribution limitation every two years pursuant to 163-278.13 (a1). The maximum contribution limitation as of January 1, 2015 is $5,100 and remains in effect through December 31, 2016. 

For more info, call the North Carolina State Board of Elections at 919-733-7173.

Candidate Filing Checklist

☐  Download and complete Notice of Candidacy

☐  Sign Notice of Candidacy in the presence of a notary

☐  Take Notice of Candidacy to your county board of elections to complete verification section

☐  Mail Notice of Candidacy along with your filing fee to the State Board of Elections


☐  Bring Notice of Candidacy along with your filing fee to the State Board of Elections

☐  Make your check payable to NC State Board of Elections in the amount of ______. 

☐  Bring your photo ID if you are filing on site (in the event that we need to notarize any forms). 

Completing the Notice of Candidacy Form

TOP OF FORM: You do not need a candidate ID number in advance. That number will be generated at the State Board when you submit your paperwork.

CANDIDATE’S NOTICE AND PLEDGE:  Select the applicable box.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION:  Include your full legal name and your name as you wish it to appear on the ballot.  Bear in mind that your contact information will be publicly available.

FELONY DISCLOSURE:  Select YES or NO. (If you select yes,” you must complete the Candidate Felony Disclosure form within 48 hours of submitting the Notice of Candidacy).

AFFIDAVIT ATTESTING TO NICKNAME:  Complete this section only if you are using a nickname on the ballot. (Visit 2016 Candidates Guide for rules about using nicknames.) 

CANDIDATES AFFIRMATION:  Sign and date in the presence of a notary.

CERTIFICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT:  We have notaries on site. Iyou are mailing the paperwork, please be certain that all required notarizations have been completed.

VERIFICATION BY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS:  Complete the verification at your county board before you submit the Notice of Candidacy to the State Board.

It is important that all potential candidates be fully aware of North Carolina law regarding campaign financeFinancial penalties are assessed for noncompliance.  Review the legal requirements now by visiting www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance. Questions about campaign finance should be directed to the Campaign Finance office at (919) 733- 7173 or via campaign.reporting@ncsbe.gov.