Filing open for June Primary


RALEIGH — Filing is open for candidates seeking nomination to the U.S. House of Representatives under new district lines still awaiting approval by a federal court in Winston Salem. Filing also is open for the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Filing will close at noon on Friday. A list of candidates will update periodically online.

The General Assembly in February established a special filing period for U.S. House of Representatives pursuant to a court order in Harris V. McCrory. State legislators also permitted candidates in other contests to run for the U.S. House of Representatives during the June Primary. A successful primary candidate will have to pick between contests by June 14.

The voter rolls are open across the state, allowing new voters to register and current voters to change party or other registration information.

Unaffiliated voters who selected a partisan ballot in the March Primary are permitted to select a different party in June.

Results in all 2016 primaries are determined by a plurality where the winner takes all. There are no runoffs.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. The office of the State Board of Elections works in conjunction with County Board of Elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.

For additional information, visit North Carolina State Board of Elections website at www.ncsbe.gov.

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