Find the upcoming candidate filing period and filing location information on this page. To learn about the specific candidacy requirements, visit Filing for Candidacy.

Additional Candidate Filing Periods for the 2024 Elections

Candidate filing for most contests in the 2024 elections was held in December 2023. However, filing periods for additional offices will be held from early June 2024 through early August 2024. Filing for these offices takes place at county boards of elections offices. For more information, including contest and filing information, contact your county board of elections.

Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor seats starts at noon on Monday, June 10 and ends at noon on Friday, July 5, at county boards of elections offices across North Carolina.

Additional filing periods are being held in June, July, and August for seats on boards of education and sanitary districts in some counties, as well as municipal seats in dozens of cities, towns, and villages that hold municipal elections in even-numbered years. Candidates for any of the offices above will file their notice of candidacy and pay their filing fee at their county board of elections office during the relevant filing period. The general election is Nov. 5, 2024.

Filing a Notice of Candidacy

Any person seeking to become a candidate must file a notice of candidacy form.* Download the form and find additional details at Notice of Candidacy. Determine specific filing fees and find payment information at Filing Fees.

*Notices of candidacy may not be delivered by surrogates or staff. Only the candidate may file the notice of candidacy and pay the filing fee in person at the appropriate board of elections. Alternatively, a candidate may have the candidate’s signature on the notice of candidacy acknowledged and certified by an officer authorized to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, in which case the candidate may mail or deliver by commercial courier service the candidate’s notice of candidacy to the appropriate board of elections. Please note that the candidate is not considered to have filed their mailed notice of candidacy until the appropriate board of elections receives it, provided it was before the end of the filing period.