October Municipal Elections
Per N.C.G.S § 163-279, Oct. 5, 2021, is the second scheduled municipal election date in 2021. The election date applies to a:
- Second primary (if required for contests using the partisan primary and election method.)
- Primary (for contests using the nonpartisan primary and election method.)
- General election (for contests using the nonpartisan election and runoff election method.)
In 2021, there are three municipal election dates:
Want to determine your municipal election date(s)? Find the scheduled dates, sorted by election method for each contest with the 2021 Municipal Candidate Tool.
Note: The dates are subject to change as more information about U.S. Census data becomes available. See Running for Municipal Office in 2021 for more detail.
How are municipal election dates determined? They are set according to the election method as outlined by N.C. General Statutes, a local act of the General Assembly, and/or municipal charters. To learn about election methods, see Types of Elections: Municipal Elections.