Candidate Lists

Overview

The State Board of Elections provides candidate lists in several formats for voters, advocacy groups, political parties, candidates, and the public. When they are available for any election, you will find links to them on this page. Additionally, this page contains referendum lists for recent elections.

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Candidate List Files

Candidate lists are available at the start of candidate filing periods and are updated daily during the filing period. To see when each PDF was generated, see the time stamp at the bottom of each PDF page. Find more information about each list type below.

Note: These lists are not always final, as lists can change for many reasons and filing periods for some offices are held at different times than others for the same election.

Candidate List Spreadsheets 

Files provide candidate information by county for all contests in an election.

  • What’s included? They include the date of the election, county name, contest name (Example: NC Governor), name of the candidate on the ballot, as well as the candidate’s address, phone number(s), date of filing and political party. The file also includes information about the contest, such as whether there is a primary, whether the race is partisan, how many candidates’ voters will vote for in that contest, and how long the term of office is for that seat. See the layout file for details. Files specified as containing email addresses include available candidate email addresses.
  • When do the files become available? Files without email addresses are available at the start of the filing period and are updated daily during the filing period. They are also updated as needed before an election. Files with email addresses typically become available sometime after the start of the candidate filing period and are updated as needed before an election.

Candidate Lists by Contest

These PDFs are sorted by contest (U.S. President, U.S. Senate, etc.).

  • What’s included? They include the contest name, the candidates’ names and names on ballots, as well as the candidates’ filing date, the address, and filing political party. These lists do not include candidates’ phone numbers or email addresses.
  • When do the files become available? Files are typically available soon after the start of the filing period and are updated daily during the filing period. The date of the last update is located on the bottom left corner of each page of the PDF.

Candidate Detail Lists

These PDFs are sorted by county.

  • What’s included? They include the contest name, the candidates’ names and names on ballots, the date of filing and political party of the candidates, and the residential and mailing addresses and phone numbers of the candidates. These lists do not include candidates’ email addresses.
  • When do the files become available? Files are typically available soon after the start of the filing period and are updated daily during the filing period. The date of the last update is located on the bottom left corner of each page of the PDF.

Historical Candidate Lists

Table 2: Past Candidate Detail Lists by Year
Election Year Candidate List Spreadsheets Candidate Lists by Contest Candidate Detail Lists by County
2023 2023 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) (with email addresses)

2023 Candidate List by Contest - September Municipal (PDF)

2023 Candidate List by Contest - October Municipal (PDF)

2023 Candidate List by Contest - November Municipal (PDF)

2023 Candidate Detail List - September Municipal (PDF)

2023 Candidate Detail List - October Municipal (PDF)

2023 Candidate Detail List - November Municipal (PDF)

2022 2022 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) (with email addresses)

2022 General Candidate List By Contest (PDF)

2022 General Candidate List By Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2022 July Election Candidate List by Contest (PDF)

2022 Primary Candidate List By Contest (PDF)

2022 Primary Candidate List By Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2022 General Candidate Detail List By County (PDF)

2022 General Candidate Detail List - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2022 July Election Candidate Detail List by County (PDF)

2022 Primary Candidate Detail List By County (PDF)

2022 Primary Candidate Detail List - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2021

2021 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV)

2021 Candidate List Spreadsheet with Email Addresses (XLSX)*

2021 Candidate List by Contest - November Municipal (PDF)

2021 Candidate List by Contest - October Municipal (PDF)

2021 Candidate Detail List - November Municipal (PDF)

2021 Candidate Detail List - October Municipal (PDF)

2020

2020 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV)

2020 General Election Candidate List Spreadsheet with Email Addresses (XLSX)

2020 General Election Candidate List by Contest (PDF)

2020 General Election Candidate List by Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2020 Primary Election Candidate List by Contest (PDF)

2020 Primary Election Candidate List by Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2020 General Election Candidate Detail List by County (PDF)

2020 General Election Candidate Detail List - State and Federal Only (PDF)

2019 2019 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) -

2019 Candidate Detail List - November Municipal (PDF)

2019 Candidate Detail List - October Municipal (PDF)

2018

2018 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV)

2018 General Election Candidate List Spreadsheet with Email Addresses (XLSX)

2018 General Election Candidate List by Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

2018 Primary Election Candidate List by Contest (PDF)

2018 Primary Election Candidate List by Contest - Federal and State Only (PDF)

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2017 2017 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2016 2016 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2015 2015 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2014 2014 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2013 2013 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2012 2012 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2011 2011 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -
2010 2010 Candidate List Spreadsheet (CSV) - -

Referendum List Files

As they become available, we will post lists containing referendum choices for a given election, grouped by county and referendum. The date of the last update is located on the bottom left corner of each page of the PDF.

Table 3: Referendum Lists by Year
Year Referendum Lists
2024

Download the November 2024 General Election Referendum List.

In the 2024 primary election, there are no statewide referendums. However, some counties have local referendums. Download the 2024 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2023 In the 2023 municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2023 Referendum List (PDF).
2022

In the November 2022 general election, there are no statewide referendums. However, some counties and municipalities had local referendums. Download the 2022 General Election Referendum List.

In the July 2022 municipal elections, Guilford County had local referendums: Download the 2022 July Municipal Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2022 primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2022 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2021 In the 2021 municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2021 Referendum List (PDF).
2020

In the 2020 general election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2020 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2020 primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2020 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2019

In the 2019 November municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2019 November Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2019 October municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2019 October Referendum List (PDF).

2018

In the 2018 general election, there were six statewide referendums. Additionally, some counties had local referendums. Download the statewide 2018 General Referendum List (PDF) and the local 2018 General Referendum List.

In the 2018 primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2018 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2017

In the 2017 November municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2017 November Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2017 October municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2017 October Referendum List (PDF).

2016

In the 2016 general election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2016 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2016 June primary election, there were four counties with referendums. Download the 2016 June Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2016 March primary election, there was one statewide referendum. Additionally, some counties had local referendums. Download the statewide 2016 General Referendum List (PDF) and the local 2016 General Referendum List (PDF).

2015 In the 2015 November municipal elections, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2015 November Referendum List (PDF).
2014

In the 2014 general election, there was one statewide referendum. Additionally, some counties had local referendums. Download the statewide 2014 General Referendum List (PDF) and the local 2014 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2014 primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2014 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2012

In the 2012 general election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2012 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2012 primary election, there was one statewide referendum. Additionally, some counties had local referendums. Download the statewide 2012 Primary Referendum List (PDF) and the local 2012 Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2010

In the 2010 general election, there was one statewide referendum. Additionally, some counties had local referendums. Download the statewide 2010 General Referendum List (PDF) and the local 2010 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2010 June second primary election, there were two counties with referendums. Download the 2010 June Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2010 May primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2010 May Primary Referendum List (PDF).

2008

In the 2008 general election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2008 General Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2008 June second primary election, there were two counties with referendums. Download the 2008 June Referendum List (PDF).

In the 2008 May primary election, there were no statewide referendums. However, some counties had local referendums. Download the 2008 May Primary Referendum List (PDF).