All Notices of Candidacy for the following offices, together with the proper filing fee, must be in the possession of the State Board of Elections by the required date, to be accepted.Required For Offices:
All Notices of Candidacy for the following offices, together with the proper filing fee, must be in the possession of the County Board of Elections by the required date, to be accepted.Required For Offices:
No earlier then 12:00 PM (noon) on the second Monday in February and no later then 12:00 PM (noon) on the last business day in February preceding the primary.
This does not mean in the mail at that time, and all Notices arriving after that time cannot be accepted. The filing fee must be paid with individual check or money order, payable to the "State Board of Elections" or the "______ County Board of Elections". Business or corporate checks are not acceptable.
The Notice of Candidacy must be signed in the presence of the Chairman or Executive Director of the State 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. (See N.C.G.S. §163-106.) In signing his/her notice of candidacy the candidate may use a nickname provided the candidate complies with the requirement specified in G.S. §163-106 and G.S. §163-323(a).
No person shall be permitted to file as a candidate of any political party in a party primary when such person, at the time of filing his or her notice of candidacy, is registered on the registration record as an affiliate of a different political party from that party in whose primary he or she is now attempting to file as a candidate. No person registered as “unaffiliated” or without any party affiliation recorded shall be eligible to file as a candidate in a primary. No person who has changed his political party affiliation, as permitted in G.S. §163-82.17, shall be permitted to file as a candidate in the primary of the party to which he changed unless he has been affiliated with the political party in which he seeks to be a candidate for at least 90 days prior to the filing date for the office for which he desires to file his notice of candidacy. G.S. §163-106(b).
Effective January 1, 2008, GS 138A-22 (d) requires candidates for certain offices to file at the time (or within 10 days after filing) and place of their candidate filing, a Statement of Economic Interest. Offices whose candidates must comply:
Legislators – G.S. 138A-3(22):
Judicial Officers – G.S. 138A-3(19):
The Following Public Servants – G.S. 138A-3(30):
File your Statement of Economic Interest (“SEI”). at the same Board of Elections office that you filed for office. A $250 fine can be levied by the State Ethics Commission for failure to file a complete SEI on time. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly conceal or fail to disclose information required on the SEI and a Class H felony to disclose false information
Questions concerning a candidate’s obligation to file an SEI should be directed to the State Board of Elections, (919) 733-7173. Questions concerning the completion of the SEI should be directed to the State Ethics Commission, (919) 715-2071.Note that if you have to file an SEI, you do not have to disclose felony convictions under GS 163-106.