Political Party Endorsement for President

General Overview

The number of required signatures is 10,000 registered North Carolina voters belonging to the same political party as the candidate for whom the petition is filed for a candidate to seek the endorsement by the national political party for the office of President of the United States.

When Are Petitions Due?

5 p.m., the Monday preceding the State Board’s meeting to nominate presidential candidates.*

Governing Statute

See Nomination by petition. N.C.G.S. §163-213.5.

*In order for the county Boards of Election to have enough time to properly review signatures, petitions must be submitted to the counties for verification no later than 10 days before they are due to the State Board of Elections.