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Candidate Filing Information


For all candidates filing at the State Board of Elections: Remember that our office location has changed. We are now located downtown at 430 North Salisbury Street, in the Dobbs Building. For directions and parking instructions to our building, please click here.

  • Information about residency, age requirements, and reporting obligations is available under "Resources"
  • Where to file:
    • The following candidates file at the State Board of Elections office
      • Governor
      • Lieutenant Governor
      • All State executive officers
      • Justices of the Supreme Court
      • Judges of the Court of Appeals
      • Judges of the superior court
      • Judges of the district court
      • United States Senators
      • Members of the House of Representatives of the United States
      • District attorneys
    • The following candidates file at the County Board of Elections office in the county in which they are registered.

      • State Senators

      • Members of the State House of Representatives

      • All County Offices

  • When to file:
    • Candidate filing for most 2020 contests begins on December 2, 2019 at noon and ends on December 20, 2019 at noon.
    • More information including filing fees and the updated notice of candidacy form will be made available in November. 
    • Some county offices, such as Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, will file during a different filing period.  
    • Please check with your county for information about filing fees and dates for county specific contests.

 

Filing Fees


  • Filing fees are generally 1% of base salary.
  • Associated statutes can be found here.
     
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OfficeWhere to FileSalaryFiling Fee
US Senator

NC State Board of Elections

$174,000$1,740
U.S. Representative

NC State Board of Elections

$174,000$1,740
Governor

NC State Board of Elections

$150,969$1,510
Lieutenant Governor

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Attorney General

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Secretary of State

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
State Treasurer

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
State Auditor

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Superintendent of Public Instruction

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Agriculture Commissioner

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Insurance Commissioner

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Labor Commissioner

NC State Board of Elections

$133,365$1,334
Associate Justice, State Supreme Court

NC State Board of Elections

$152,843$1,528
Judge, State Court of Appeals

NC State Board of Elections

$146,521$1,465
Judge, Superior Court

NC State Board of Elections

$138,617$1,386
Judge, District Court

NC State Board of Elections

$122,020$1,220
District Attorney

NC State Board of Elections

$134,048$1,340
State Senator

County Board of Elections

$13,951$140
State Representative

County Board of Elections

$13,951$140
Clerk of Court (Avery County)

 Avery County Board of Elections

$95,000$950
Clerk of Court (Davidson County)

Davidson County Board of Elections

$115,000$1,150
Clerk of Court (Forsyth County)

Forsyth County Board of Elections

$127,500$1,275
Clerk of Court (Henderson County)

Henderson County Board of Elections

$105,000$1,050
Soil and Water (files in June/July)

County Board of Elections

Set rate not based on salary$5.00
County Offices such as Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Board of Education and County Commissioner

County Board of Elections

(Contact County)(Contact County)

Forms


  • All Campaign Finance Forms
  • Notice of Candidacy Form - (Coming Soon)
  • Felony Disclosure Form - (Coming Soon)
  • Candidacy Withdrawal Form - (Coming Soon)