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Press Release

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Date: 3/7/2019


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State Board staff to randomly select candidate order on ballots for 3rd Congressional District election

State Board of Elections staff will hold a random drawing at 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 8, to determine the order of candidates on primary and general election ballots in the special election for the 3rd Congressional District.

The candidate filing period for District 3 ends at 5 p.m. Friday. A special election was called after the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr.

A separate drawing will be held at 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, to determine candidate order in the new election for the 9th Congressional District. Candidate filing for District 9 runs from March 11-15.

Both drawings will be streamed on Facebook Live on the State Board’s Facebook page, A news release will be sent out after each drawing is held.

The order of candidates on official ballots is determined by N.C.G.S. § 163A-1114(c).





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