Candidate Filing Begins for North Carolina’s 2020 Congressional Elections | Beaufort County Now

After a ruling by a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court on Monday, the State Board of Elections is now accepting filings for candidates for North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts in 2020. board of elections, candidate filing, congressional elections, 2020 election, december 3, 2019
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Candidate Filing Begins for North Carolina’s 2020 Congressional Elections

Press Release:

    Raleigh, N.C.     After a ruling by a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court on Monday, the State Board of Elections is now accepting filings for candidates for North Carolina's 13 congressional districts in 2020. As with all other contests, the congressional filing period will end at noon on Friday, December 20.

    Congressional candidates will file their Notice of Candidacy at the State Board of Elections. Filing began at noon Monday for other 2020 contests in North Carolina.

    In Harper v. Lewis, a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court previously postponed filing for congressional districts only. The panel Monday lifted its injunction and ruled that North Carolina's 2020 congressional elections would take place under maps approved by the N.C. General Assembly in mid-November.

    A congressional district lookup tool is available on the General Assembly's website.

    The 2020 primary elections, including congressional elections, will be held March 3. The general election is November 3.

    Updated lists of candidates and contact information (when available) will be posted several times daily HERE.

    For Candidates:

    Prior to filing, candidates should review the "Candidate Filing" page on the State Board's website for information such as candidacy requirements, filing fees and more. Filing fees must be paid by check. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.

    Except for the first and last days of filing, candidates may file at the State Board of Elections from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Once filed, the deadline to withdraw a notice of candidacy is December 17, 2019.

    The State Board office is located on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603. All visitors must show identification at the front desk and pass through a metal detector upon entering the building. No weapons are allowed.

    Parking is available for visitors in Deck 75, a block down North Salisbury Street from the Dobbs Building. As you pass the Dobbs building on the left, you will see a State Capitol Police Office on the right. You will take the second right after the police office, which will take you directly to the visitors' deck. (Location and Directions)


  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov


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