Payable When Filing for Candidacy
On this page, find salary and filing fees by office type in the two charts below: Those that file with the State Board of Elections, and those that file with a county board of elections. Find additional filing information at Notice of Candidacy. For details about upcoming filing periods, visit Running for Office.
You must pay the filing fee when you file a notice of candidacy. The fee is generally 1% of the office’s base salary, payable by cashier’s check, money order, personal check, or campaign check.
For an overview of filing fees, see Filing fees required of candidates in primary; refunds. N.C.G.S § 163-107. To learn about filing a petition in lieu of payment of a filing fee, read Petition in lieu of payment of filing fee. N.C.G.S. § 163-107.1. Visit Petitions for more information.
Filing With the State Board of Elections
The following office types file with our agency. Find our contact information.
|Associate Justice, State Supreme Court||$156,664||$1,567|
|Chief Justice, State Supreme Court||$160,838||$1,608|
|Judge, District Court||$125,071||$1,251|
|Judge, State Court of Appeals||$150,184||$1,502|
|Judge, Superior Court||$142,082||$1,421|
|Secretary of State||$136,699||$1,367|
|Superintendent of Public Instruction||$136,699||$1,367|
Filing With the County Board of Elections
The following office types file with a county board of elections office. Find county board of elections contact information.
|Clerk of Superior Court||$99,809–$133,955||$998–$1,340|
|County Offices such as Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Board of Education and County Commissioner||Contact county||Contact county|
|Soil and Water (files in June/July)||Set rate not based on salary||$5|