Filing for Office

Candidate Filing for the 2023 Municipal 
and CHCCS Board of Education Election:
Begins at noon, July 7
Ends at noon, July 21

New Candidate Under Threshold (anticipate spending LESS than $1000 running for office)

New Candidate Over Threshold (anticipate spending MORE than $1000 running for office)

Notices of Candidacy may not be delivered by surrogates or staff:
Only the candidate may file the notice of candidacy and pay the filing fee in person at the appropriate board of elections. Alternatively, a candidate may have the candidate’s signature on the notice of candidacy acknowledged and certified by an officer authorized to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, in which case the candidate may mail or deliver by commercial courier service the candidate’s notice of candidacy to the appropriate board of elections. 

Please note that the candidate is not considered to have filed their mailed notice of candidacy until the appropriate board of elections receives it, provided it was before the end of the filing period. 

Campaign Finance Manual 
(will be updated with 2023 info when made available)

Review the Signage Requirements:
Neither the county boards nor the State Board regulates the placement of signage except at polling sites. Signs fall under N.C.G.S. § 136-32 and are under the purview of the Department of Transportation or the individual municipality. In terms of signs on private property, that is the purview of the property owner and possibly their HOA if one exists. Review the signage requirement guidelines at the Littering Statutes Filing Fact Sheet (PDF).