Laws/litigation

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolinians Serving Felony Sentences, Who Are Not in Jail or Prison, May Register to Vote Starting July 27

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Note: This press release was updated on August 19, 2022, to add the final sentence.

Starting July 27, 2022, an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison may register to vote and vote. An individual must also have resided in North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to the election, be a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old by the next general election.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 00:00

Investigation Continues into False Signatures for New Political Party

State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell on Thursday updated the public on the investigation into suspected fraudulent signatures gathered for the Green Party’s bid for new party recognition in North Carolina.
Thursday, July 14, 2022

State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell on Thursday updated the public on the investigation into suspected fraudulent signatures gathered for the Green Party’s bid for new party recognition in North Carolina.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 00:00

NC Elections Officials Make Clear That First Responders and Active Military May Vote in Uniform

With the North Carolina House of Representatives today considering a bill to mandate that no voter be denied the ability to vote in the uniform required by their job, the State Board of Elections wishes to make clear to voters that they are already entitled to vote wearing the uniform of their job. The bill would clarify what is already the law.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

With the North Carolina House of Representatives today considering a bill to mandate that no voter be denied the ability to vote in the uniform required by their job, the State Board of Elections wishes to make clear to voters that they are already entitled to vote wearing the uniform of their job. The bill would clarify what is already the law.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 00:00

Candidate Filing for 2022 Elections to Resume on February 24

12:58 p.m: Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections will resume at 8 a.m. February 24 and end at noon March 4.
Wednesday, February 09, 2022

12:58 p.m: Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections will resume at 8 a.m. February 24 and end at noon March 4.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 00:00

Candidate Filing Set to Resume February 24

6:21 p.m: Candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2022 primary elections, as well as rescheduled municipal elections, will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 24, and end at noon on Friday, March 4, under an order issued Tuesday by the Superior Court of Wake County.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

6:21 p.m: Candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2022 primary elections, as well as rescheduled municipal elections, will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 24, and end at noon on Friday, March 4, under an order issued Tuesday by the Superior Court of Wake County.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 00:00

Supreme Court Suspends All Candidate Filing, Moves 2022 Primary to May 17

6:12 p.m: The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election.
Wednesday, December 08, 2021

6:12 p.m: The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 00:00

Court Resumes Candidate Filing for US House, NC Senate and NC House

7:34 p.m: Candidate filing for the U.S. House, N.C. House, and N.C. Senate will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, following a Monday evening reversal of an earlier order suspending filing for those offices.
Monday, December 06, 2021

7:34 p.m: Candidate filing for the U.S. House, N.C. House, and N.C. Senate will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, following a Monday evening reversal of an earlier order suspending filing for those offices.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 00:00

Court Suspends Candidate Filing for US House, NC Senate and NC House

12:30 p.m: The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Monday morning issued an order temporarily suspending candidate filing for all U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. Senate, and N.C. House contests.
Monday, December 06, 2021

12:30 p.m: The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Monday morning issued an order temporarily suspending candidate filing for all U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. Senate, and N.C. House contests.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 00:00

State Board Releases Number of Provisional Ballots Cast by County

12:12 p.m: Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election.
Thursday, November 04, 2021

12:12 p.m: Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 00:00

Required Forms for Candidates for Sheriff Now Available

The State Board of Elections is encouraging prospective candidates for the Office of Sheriff to complete mandatory forms verifying that they have no prior felony convictions or felony expungements.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The State Board of Elections is encouraging prospective candidates for the Office of Sheriff to complete mandatory forms verifying that they have no prior felony convictions or felony expungements.