Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina
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- 1 Year-specific dates
- 2 Political parties
- 3 Process to establish a political party
- 4 Process to become a candidate
- 5 Petition requirements
- 6 Campaign finance
- 7 Election-related agencies
- 8 Term limits
- 9 Congressional partisanship
- 10 State legislative partisanship
- 11 Recent news
- 12 See also
- 13 External links
- 14 References
This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in North Carolina. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included.
Note: If you have any questions or comments about this page, email us.
- See also: North Carolina elections, 2015
There are no regularly scheduled state executive, state legislative or congressional elections in North Carolina in 2015.
To view historical dates for 2014, click [show] to expand the section.
As of February 2015, there were three recognized political parties in North Carolina. These are listed in the table below. In order to be recognized by the state, a political party must fulfill certain requirements (detailed below in "Process to establish a political party").
|Party||Website link||By-laws/platform link|
|Republican Party||Official party website||Party platform|
|Libertarian Party||Official party website||Party platform|
|Democratic Party||Official party website||Party platform|
In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. North Carolina does not allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.
The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.
Process to establish a political party
A political party is defined as either of the following:
- "Any group of voters which, at the last preceding general state election, polled for its candidate for governor, or for presidential electors, at least 2 percent of the entire vote cast in the state for governor or for presidential electors." For example, in 2012, 4,468,295 votes were cast for governor. For a newly established political party to maintain its recognized status, its candidate for governor would have had to win at least 89,366 votes
- "Any group of voters which shall have filed with the state board of elections petitions for the formulation of a new political party which are signed by registered and qualified voters in this state equal in number to 2 percent of the total number of voters who voted in the most recent general election for governor. Also the petition must be signed by at least 200 registered voters from each of four congressional districts in North Carolina."
Petitions must include the name of the proposed political party. Petitions may be started at any time within a four-year presidential election cycle. After each presidential election, existing petitions for new parties that have not been finalized are voided and must be restarted. Further petition requirements are discussed below.
The proposed party name cannot contain any word that appears in the name of an existing recognized party or any word that may, in the judgement of the state board of elections, suggest similarity to an existing party. Petitions must also include the name and address of the state chairman of the proposed party. Verification of properly submitted petitions will be completed within two weeks of the date petitions are presented.
In the first general election for which a newly created party qualifies, candidates will be selected by party convention. State law does not mandate standards for party by-laws or practices for political conventions. Such matters are left to the discretion of the parties.
In the November 6, 2012 general election, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Barbara Howe, polled 94,652 out of 4,468,295 votes cast, approximately 2.1 percent. This was sufficient for maintenance of the party's recognized status in the state.
In the November 4, 2008 general election, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Michael Munger, polled 121,584 out of 4,268,941 votes cast, approximately 2.85 percent. This was sufficient for maintenance of the party's recognized status in the state.
Process to become a candidate
For partisan candidates
- file a Notice of Candidacy with the appropriate board of elections (state or county-level)
- file a Disclosure of Felony Conviction form
- provide for payment of requisite filing fees
Filing fees for primary contests are established by Chapter 163, Article 10, Section 107 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Filing fees are summarized in the table below.
|Office||How the fee is determined||Fee for 2014|
|Governor||1% of the office's annual salary||N/A (office not up for election in 2014)|
|Lieutenant Governor||1% of the office's annual salary||N/A|
|State executive offices||1% of the office's annual salary||N/A|
|U.S. Senator||1% of the office's annual salary||$1,740|
|Member of the U.S. House||1% of the office's annual salary||$1,740|
|State Senator||1% of the office's annual salary||$207|
|Member of the State House||1% of the office's annual salary||$207|
For independent candidates
An unaffiliated candidate must file the same forms and pay the same filing fees as partisan candidates. In addition, the candidate must petition to appear on the ballot. Signature requirements are as follows (additional petition requirements are discussed below).
|Office||How the number of signatures is determined||Number for 2014|
|Governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices||2% of the total number of voters who voted in the most recent general election for Governor (must include at least 200 signatures from each congressional district)||89,366|
|U.S House, State House and Senate seats for districts that cover more than one county||4% of the total number of registered voters in the district as of January 1 of the election year||Varies|
|State House and Senate seats for districts that lie within one county||4% of the total number of registered voters in the district as of January 1 of the election year||Varies|
|1st Congressional District||2nd Congressional District||State Senate District 1||State Senate District 2||State House District 1||State House District 2|
|Number of registered voters (2012)||513,187||480,274||137,514||132,640||60,427||51,944|
|Number of required signatures||20,527||19,211||5,501||5,306||2,417||2,078|
For write-in candidates
|Office||Required number of signatures|
|Governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices||500|
|U.S House, State House and Senate seats for districts that cover more than one county||250|
|State House and Senate seats for districts that lie within one county||If there are 5,000 or more registered voters in the district, 100 signatures; if fewer than 5,000, 1% of the number of registered voters|
Write-in candidates do not have to pay filing fees.
In some cases, political parties and/or candidates may need to obtain signatures via the petition process to gain access to the ballot. This section outlines the laws and regulations pertaining to petitions and circulators.
Notice of circulation of a petition must be registered with the county board of elections with which the petition is to be filed. The date of registration of the notice is considered the date of issuance and commencement of circulation of the petition.
The relevant statutes do not stipulate a date on which petitions may begin to circulate, but petitions are deemed void one year after the date the notice of circulation is registered with the county board of elections. No person may sign the name of another person to a petition. The statutes do not address circulator requirements.
Each candidate for state and local office is required to appoint a treasurer (a candidate may serve as his or her own treasurer). The treasurer is responsible for submitting to the State Board of Elections a Statement of Organization, which must include the following:
- the name, address and purpose of the candidate or political committee
- the names, addresses and relationships of affiliated or connected candidates, committees, parties, etc.
- the name, address and position with the candidate or political committee of the custodian of books and accounts
- a listing of all banks, safety deposit boxes or other depositories used, including the names and numbers of all such accounts and safety deposit boxes
- the name(s) and address(es) of any assistant treasurers
A candidate must submit a Statement of Organization within 10 days of filing his or her Notice of Candidacy.
The treasurer is also responsible for submitting regular campaign finance reports to the State Board of Elections. These reports must set forth the following (forms for all required reports are prescribed by the State Board of Elections):
- Contributions: This is a list of all contributions received by or on behalf of the candidate or political committee, including the name and mailing address of each contributor, the amount contributed, the principal occupation of the contributor and the date the contribution was received. The sum total of all contributions to date must be "plainly exhibited."
- Expenditures: This is a list of all expenditures made by or on behalf of the candidate of political committee, including the name and mailing address of each payee, the amount paid, the purpose of the expenditure and the date the payment was made. The sum total of all expenditures must be stated.
- Loans: Each report must include an addendum listing all proceeds derived from loans for funds used or to be used in the campaign. The amount of the loan, its source, period, interest rate, security pledged (if any) and all makers and endorsers must be noted.
During years in which there is an election for which the candidate is campaigning or in which the campaign committee is supporting or opposing a candidate, quarterly statements must be filed within seven working days after the close of each calendar quarter. Semiannual reports are required if contributions are received or expenditures are made for which no other reports are required.
Any committee (with the exception of federal campaign committee) that receives a contribution meeting all of the below requirements must disclose that contribution to the State Board of Elections within 48 hours:
- the contribution totals $1,000 or more
- the contribution is received after the period covered by the last report due before the election
- the contribution is received on or before the election
An individual, political committee, or other entity cannot contribute more than $5,000 per election to any candidate.
- See also: State election agencies
Candidates running for office may require some form of interaction with the following agencies:
- North Carolina State Board of Elections
- Why: This agency provides and processes Notice of Candidacy paperwork for state executive and congressional offices.
- 506 North Harrington St
- PO Box 27255
- Raleigh, NC 27603-1326
- Main phone number: 919.733.7173
- Toll-free: 1.866.522.4723
- Fax: 919-715-0135
- Website: http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 506 North Harrington St
- See also: Counties in North Carolina
A candidate must file a number of documents with the elections office in his or her home county. Individual county contact information can be found below. To provide a link or information for the table below, please email us.
|North Carolina county contact information|
|County||Phone||Fax||Website||Physical address||Mailing address|
|Alamance County||ALAMANCE.email@example.com||336‑570‑6755||336‑570‑6757||Link||115 South Maple Street Graham, NC 27253|
|Alexander County||ALEXANDER.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑632‑2990||828‑632‑1381||Link||370 1st Avenue, SW Taylorsville, NC 28681||PO Box 326 Taylorsville, NC 28681|
|Alleghany County||ALLEGHANY.email@example.com||336‑372‑4557||336‑372‑5435||Link||348 S. Main St. Lower Level 10 Sparta, NC 28675||PO Box 65 Sparta, NC 28675|
|Anson County||ANSON.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑994‑3223||704‑994‑3260||Link||101 South Greene St. Suite B‑01 Wadesboro, NC 28170||PO Box 768 Wadesboro, NC 28170|
|Ashe County||ASHE.email@example.com||336‑846‑5570||336‑846‑5574||Link||150 Government Circle, Ste 2100 Jefferson, NC 28640|
|Avery County||AVERY.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑733‑8282||828‑733‑8283||Link||200 Montezuma St, Suite 307 Court House Annex Newland, NC 28657||PO Box 145 Newland, NC 28657|
|Beaufort County||BEAUFORT.email@example.com||252‑946‑2321||252‑974‑2962||Link||1308 Highland Dr., Suite 104 Washington, NC 27889||PO Box 1016 Washington, NC 27889|
|Bertie County||BERTIE.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑794‑5306||252‑794‑5368||Link||210 W. Watson St Windsor, NC 27983||PO Box 312 Windsor, NC 27983|
|Bladen County||BLADEN.email@example.com||910‑862‑6951||910‑862‑7820||Link||301 South Cypress Street Elizabethtown, NC 28337||PO Box 512 Elizabethtown, NC 28337|
|Brunswick County||BRUNSWICK.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑253‑2620||910‑253‑2618||Link||75 Stamp Act Dr NE, Building H Bolivia, NC 28422||PO Box 2 Bolivia, NC 28422|
|Buncombe County||BUNCOMBE.email@example.com||828‑250‑4200||828‑250‑6262||Link||35 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801||PO Box 7468 Asheville, NC 28802|
|Burke County||BURKE.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑433‑1703||828‑433‑1706||Link||Foothills Higher Education Center, Ste 100 2128 S Sterling St Morganton, NC 28655||PO Box 798 Morganton, NC 28680‑0798|
|Cabarrus County||CABARRUS.email@example.com||704‑920‑2860||704‑920‑2831||Link||369 Church St N Concord, NC 28025||PO Box 1315 Concord, NC 28026‑1315|
|Caldwell County||CALDWELL.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑757‑1326||828‑757‑1195||Link||905 West Avenue Lenoir, NC 28645||PO Box 564 Lenoir, NC 28645|
|Camden County||CAMDEN.email@example.com||252‑338‑5530||252‑338‑1271||Link||117 N NC Hwy 343 Camden, NC 27921||PO Box 206 Camden, NC 27921|
|Cateret County||CARTERET.firstname.lastname@example.org||Phone: 252‑728‑8460||252‑728‑8571||Link||1702 Live Oak St., Suite 200 Beaufort, NC 28516|
|Caswell County||CASWELL.email@example.com||336‑694‑4010||336‑694‑9924||Link||140 Main St Yanceyville, NC 27379||PO Box 698 Yanceyville, NC 27379|
|Catawaba County||CATAWBA.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑464‑2424||828‑464‑9832||Link||100‑A S West Blvd Newton, NC 28658||PO Box 132 Newton, NC 28658|
|Chatham County||CHATHAM.email@example.com||919‑545‑8500||919‑542‑6430||Link||984 Thompson St., Ste. D Pittsboro, NC 27312||PO Box 111 Pittsboro, NC 27312|
|Cherokee County||CHEROKEE.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑837‑6670||828‑837‑7998||Link||40 Peachtree St. Murphy, NC 28906|
|Chowan County||CHOWAN.email@example.com||252‑482‑4010||252‑482‑5920||Link||Chowan County Agricultural Center 730 N. Granville St. Edenton, NC 27932||PO Box 133 Edenton, NC 27932|
|Clay County||CLAY.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑389‑6812||828‑389‑3757||Link||54 Church St. Hayesville, NC 28904|
|Cleveland County||CLEVELAND.email@example.com||704‑484‑4858||704‑484‑4958||Link||215 Patton Dr. Shelby, NC 28150||PO Box 1299 Shelby, NC 28150|
|Columbus County||COLUMBUS.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑640‑6609||910‑640‑0916||Link||50 Legion Dr, Suite A Whiteville, NC 28472||PO Box 37 Whiteville, NC 28472|
|Craven County||CRAVEN.email@example.com||252‑636‑6610||252‑636‑6687||Link||406 Craven Street New Bern, NC 28560|
|Cumberland County||CUMBERLAND.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑678‑7733||910‑678‑7738||Link||227 Fountainhead Lane Room 101 Fayetteville, NC 28301||PO Box 2427 Fayetteville, NC 28301|
|Currituck County||CURRITUCK.email@example.com||252‑232‑2525||252‑232‑2427||Link||2811 Caratoke Highway Currituck, NC 27929||PO Box 177 Currituck, NC 27929|
|Dare County||DARE.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑475‑5631||252‑475‑1223||Link||954 Marshall C. Collins Dr. Manteo, NC 27954||PO Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954|
|Davidson County||DAVIDSON.email@example.com||336‑242‑2190||336‑242‑2199||Link||945 N. Main St. Suite A Lexington, NC 27292||PO Box 1084 Lexington, NC 27293‑1084|
|Davie County||DAVIE.firstname.lastname@example.org||336‑753‑6072||336‑751‑0185||Link||161 Poplar St. Suite 102 Mocksville, NC 27028|
|Duplin County||DUPLIN.email@example.com||910‑296‑2170||910‑296‑2167||Link||160 Mallard Street Kenansville, NC 28349||Po Box 975 Kenansville, NC 28349|
|Durham County||DURHAM.firstname.lastname@example.org||919‑560‑0700||919‑560‑0688||Link||706 West Corporation St. Durham, NC 27701||PO Box 868 Durham, NC 27702|
|Edgecombe County||EDGECOMBE.email@example.com||252‑641‑7852||252‑641‑1740||Link||201 St Andrew St., Rm 434 Tarboro, NC 27886||PO Box 10 Tarboro, NC 27886|
|Forsyth County||FORSYTH.firstname.lastname@example.org||336‑703‑2800||336‑727‑2893||Link||201 N. Chestnut Street Winston Salem, NC 27101‑4120|
|Franklin County||FRANKLIN.email@example.com||919‑496‑3898||919‑496‑7418||Link||107 Industrial Dr. Louisburg, NC 27549||PO Box 180 Louisburg, NC 27549|
|Gaston County||GASTON.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑852‑6005||704‑852‑6011||Link||410 W. Franklin Blvd., Ste. 50 Gastonia, NC 28052||PO Box 1396 Gastonia, NC 28052|
|Gates County||GATES.email@example.com||252‑357‑1780||252‑357‑4341||Link||112 Court St. Gatesville, NC 27938||PO Box 621 Gatesville, NC 27938|
|Graham County||GRAHAM.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑479‑7969||828‑479‑4264||Link||18 Court Street Robbinsville, NC 28771||PO Box 1239 Robbinsville, NC 28771|
|Granville County||GRANVILLE.email@example.com||919‑693‑2515||919‑690‑0245||Link||122 Williamsboro St Oxford, NC 27565||PO Box 83 Oxford, NC 27565|
|Greene County||GREENE.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑747‑5921||252‑747‑2426||Link||110 SE First Street Snow Hill, NC 28580||PO Box 583 Snow Hill, NC 28580|
|Guilford County||GUILFORD.email@example.com||336‑641‑3836||336‑641‑7676||Link||301 W. Market St, Room 115 Greensboro, NC 27401||PO Box 3427 Greensboro, NC 27402|
|Halifax County||HALIFAX.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑583‑4391||252‑583‑1068||Link||10 N. King Street Halifax, NC 27839||PO Box 101 Halifax, NC 27839|
|Harnett County||HARNETT.email@example.com||910‑893‑7553||910‑893‑4655||Link||308 W. Duncan St. Lillington, NC 27546||Po Box 356 Lillington, NC 27546|
|Haywood County||HAYWOOD.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑452‑6633||828‑452‑6750||Link||1233 N Main St, Annex II Waynesville, NC 28786|
|Henderson County||HENDERSON.email@example.com||828‑697‑4970||828‑697‑4590||Link||75 E. Central St. Hendersonville, NC 28793||PO Box 2090 Hendersonville, NC 28793|
|Hertford County||HERTFORD.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑358‑7812||252‑358‑7803||Link||700 North King Street Winton, NC 27986||PO Box 416 Winton, NC 27986|
|Hoke County||HOKE.email@example.com||910‑875‑8751||910‑875‑9084||Link||227 N Main St Raeford, NC 28376||PO Box 1565 Raeford, NC 28376|
|Hyde County||HYDE.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑926‑4194||252‑926‑3707||Link||30 Oyster Creek Rd Swan Quarter, NC 27885||PO Box 152 Swan Quarter, NC 27885|
|Iredell County||IREDELL.email@example.com||704‑878‑3140||704‑832‑2312||Link||203 Stockton St. Statesville, NC 28677|
|Jackson County||JACKSON.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑586‑7538||828‑586‑1951||Link||401 Grindstaff Cove Rd Sylva, NC 28779‑2705|
|Johnston County||JOHNSTON.email@example.com||919‑989‑5095||919‑989‑5142||Link||205 S. Second St. Smithfield, NC 2757||PO Box 1172 Smithfield, NC 2757|
|Jones County||JONES.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑448‑3921||252‑448‑1040||Link||389 Hwy 58‑S Trenton, NC 28585||PO Box 263 Trenton, NC 28585|
|Lee County||LEE.email@example.com||919‑718‑4646||919‑718‑4629||Link||225 S. Steele St. Sanford, NC 27330||PO Box 1443 Sanford, NC 27330|
|Lenoir County||LENOIR.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑523‑0636||252‑523‑3472||Link||110C S Heritage St Kinston, NC 28501||PO Box 3503 Kinston, NC 28502‑3503|
|Lincoln County||LINCOLN.email@example.com||704‑736‑8480||704‑736‑8804||Link||115 W Main St, Room 201 Lincolnton, NC 28092|
|Macon County||MACON.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑349‑2034||828‑349‑2557||Link||5 W Main St Franklin, NC 28734|
|Madison County||MADISON.email@example.com||828‑649‑3731||828‑649‑0187||Link||5707 Hwy 25‑70 Rm 12 Marshall, NC 28753||PO Box 142 Marshall, NC 28753|
|Martin County||MARTIN.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑789‑4317||252‑789‑4319||Link||305 E Main St, Rm 120 Williamston, NC 27892||PO Box 801 Williamston, NC 27892|
|McDowell County||MCDOWELL.email@example.com||828‑652‑7121||828‑659‑3294||Link||60 E. Court St Marion, NC 28752||PO Box 1509 Marion, NC 28752|
|Mecklenburg County||MECKLENBURG.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑336‑2133||704‑343‑0537||Link||741 Kenilworth Ave Ste 202 Charlotte, NC 28204‑2897||PO Box 31788 Charlotte, NC 28231‑1788|
|Mitchell County||MITCHELL.email@example.com||828‑688‑3101||828‑688‑1651||Link||328 Long View Drive Rm 103 Bakersville, NC 28705|
|Montgomery County||MONTGOMERY.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑572‑2024||910‑576‑2118||Link||108 East Main St, Rm 101 Troy, NC 27371||Po Box 607 Troy, NC 27371|
|Moore County||MOORE.email@example.com||910‑947‑3868||910‑947‑2389||Link||700 Pinehurst Avenue Carthage, NC 28327||PO Box 787 Carthage, NC 28327|
|Nash County||NASH.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑459‑1350||252‑459‑1371||Link||1006 Eastern Avenue, Rm 109 Nashville, NC 27856||PO Box 305 Nashville, NC 27856|
|New Hanover County||NEWHANOVER.email@example.com||910‑798‑7330||910‑798‑7295||Link||230 Government Center Dr. Suite 38 Wilmington, NC 28403|
|Northampton County||NORTHAMPTON.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑534‑5681||252‑534‑1202||Link||9495 NC Hwy 305, JW Faison Admin Bldg Jackson, NC 27845||PO Box 603 Jackson, NC 27845|
|Onslow County||ONSLOW.email@example.com||910‑455‑4484||910‑455‑1390||Link||4024 Richlands HWY Jacksonville, NC 28540|
|Orange County||ORANGE.firstname.lastname@example.org||919‑245‑2350||919‑644‑3318||Link||208 S. Cameron Street Hillsborough, NC 27278||PO Box 220 Hillsborough, NC 27278|
|Pamlico County||PAMLICO.email@example.com||252‑745‑4821||252‑745‑4114||Link||202 Main Street Bayboro, NC 28515||PO Box 464 Bayboro, NC 28515|
|Pasquotank County||PASQUOTANK.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑335‑1739||252‑331‑2560||Link||1409 Parkview Drive Elizabeth City, NC 27909||PO Box 1797 Elizabeth City, NC 27909|
|Pender County||PENDER.email@example.com||910‑259‑1220||910‑259‑1269||Link||807 S. Walker St. Burgaw, NC 28425||PO Box 1232 Burgaw, NC 28425|
|Perquimans County||PERQUIMANS.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑426‑5598||252‑426‑5068||Link||601A S Edenton Rd Hertford, NC 27944||PO Box 336 Hertford, NC 27944|
|Person County||PERSON.email@example.com||336‑597‑1727||336‑598‑0300||Link||331 South Morgan Street Roxboro, NC 27573|
|Pitt County||PITT.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑902‑3300||252‑830‑1157||Link||1717 W. 5th St Greenville, NC 27834||PO Box 56 Greenville, NC 27835‑0056|
|Polk County||POLK.email@example.com||828‑894‑8181||828‑894‑3565||Link||Womack Bldg 2nd floor 40 Courthouse St Columbus, NC 28722||PO Box 253 Columbus, NC 28722|
|Randolph County||RANDOLPH.firstname.lastname@example.org||336‑318‑6900||336‑318‑6903||Link||Shaw Building, 158 Worth St Asheboro, NC 27203|
|Richmond County||RICHMOND.email@example.com||910‑997‑8253||910‑417‑4900||Link||221 S. Hancock St Rockingham, NC 28379||PO Box 1843 Rockingham, NC 28379|
|Robeson County||ROBESON.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑671‑3080||910‑671‑3089||Link||800 N. Walnut Street Lumberton, NC 28358||PO Box 2159 Lumberton, NC 28359|
|Rockingham County||ROCKINGHAM.email@example.com||336‑342‑8107||336‑342‑8228||Link||240 Cherokee Camp Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320||PO Box 22 Wentworth, NC 27375|
|Rowan County||ROWAN.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑216‑8140||704‑216‑8145||Link||130 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144|
|Rutherford County||RUTHERFORD.email@example.com||828‑287‑6030||828‑287‑6140||Link||298 Fairground Road Spindale, NC 28160||PO Box 927 Rutherfordton, NC 28139|
|Sampson County||SAMPSON.firstname.lastname@example.org||910‑592‑5796||910‑590‑2818||Link||335 County Complex Road Clinton, NC 28328||PO Box 33 Clinton, NC 28329‑0033|
|Scotland County||SCOTLAND.email@example.com||910‑277‑2595||910‑277‑2928||Link||231 East Cronly St, Suite 305 Laurinburg, NC 28352|
|Stanly County||STANLY.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑986‑3647||704‑986‑3798||Link||1000 North First Street Ste 16 Albemarle, NC 28001||PO Box 1309 Albemarle, NC 28002|
|Stokes County||STOKES.email@example.com||336‑593‑2409||336‑593‑4022||Link||1012 Main Street Danbury, NC 27016||PO Box 34 Danbury, NC 27016|
|Surry County||SURRY.firstname.lastname@example.org||336‑401‑8225||336‑401‑8228||Link||Surry County Judicial Center 201 E. Kapp St. Dobson, NC 27017||PO Box 372 Dobson, NC 27017|
|Swain County||SWAIN.email@example.com||828‑488‑6177||828‑488‑6463||Link||1422 HWY 19 S. Bryson City, NC 28713||PO Box 133 Bryson City, NC 28713|
|Transylvania County||TRANSYLVANIA.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑884‑3114||828‑884‑8682||Link||221 South Gaston Street Brevard, NC 28712||PO Box 868 Brevard, NC 28712|
|Tyrell County||TYRRELL.email@example.com||252‑796‑0775||252‑796‑5375||Link||403 Main Street Columbia, NC 27925||PO Box 449 Columbia, NC 27925|
|Union County||UNION.firstname.lastname@example.org||704‑283‑3809||704‑282‑1083||Link||316‑B East Windsor St Monroe, NC 28112||PO Box 1106 Monroe, NC 28111‑1106|
|Vance County||VANCE.email@example.com||252‑492‑3730||252‑430‑7370||Link||300 S. Garnett St Henderson, NC 27536|
|Wake County||WAKE.firstname.lastname@example.org||919‑856‑6240||919‑856‑5864||Link||337 S Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601||PO Box 695 Raleigh, NC 27602‑0695|
|Warren County||WARREN.email@example.com||252‑257‑2114||252‑257‑5232||Link||309 N Main Street Warrenton, NC 27589||PO Box 803 Warrenton, NC 27589|
|Washington County||WASHINGTON.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑793‑6017||252‑793‑5801||Link||116 Adams St Plymouth, NC 27962||PO Box 1007 Plymouth, NC 27962‑1007|
|Watauga County||WATAUGA.email@example.com||828‑265‑8061||828‑265‑8068||Link||842 West King Street, Ste. 6 Boone, NC 28607||PO Box 528 Boone, NC 28607|
|Wayne County||WAYNE.firstname.lastname@example.org||919‑731‑1411||919‑731‑1409||Link||209 S. William St Goldsboro, NC 27530|
|Wilkes County||WILKES.email@example.com||336‑651‑7339||336‑651‑7560||Link||110 North Street, Rm 315 Wilkesboro, NC 28697|
|Wilson County||WILSON.firstname.lastname@example.org||252‑399‑2836||252‑399‑2838||Link||112 Douglas St. East Wilson, NC 27893||PO Box 2121 Wilson, NC 27894‑2121|
|Yadkin County||YADKIN.email@example.com||336‑679‑4227||336‑679‑2289||Link||101 S. State St., Courthouse, Room 103 Yadkinville, NC 27055||PO Box 877 Yadkinville, NC 27055|
|Yancey County||YANCEY.firstname.lastname@example.org||828‑682‑3950||828‑682‑2209||Link||225 W. Main St. Burnsville, NC 28714||PO Box 763 Burnsville, NC 28714|
State executive term limits are established in Article 3, Section 2 of the North Carolina State Constitution. The state executive term limits in North Carolina are as follows:
- The governor may serve a total of two terms.
- The lieutenant governor may serve a total of two terms.
There were no state executive officials who were term-limited in 2014.
- See also: State legislatures with term limits
There are no term limits placed on North Carolina state legislators.
Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from North Carolina:
|Congressional Partisan Breakdown from North Carolina|
|Party||U.S. Senate||U.S. House||Total|
|TOTALS as of April 2015||2||13||15|
State legislative partisanship
Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of North Carolina:
|Party||As of April 2015|
|Party||As of April 2015|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms "North Carolina ballot access."
- Some of the stories below may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of Google's news search engine.
- North Carolina elections, 2014
- Campaign finance requirements for North Carolina ballot measures
- North Carolina signature requirements
- State election agencies
- Counties in North Carolina
- State executives with term limits
- States with gubernatorial term limits
- State legislatures with term limits
- List of United States Representatives from North Carolina
- List of United States Senators from North Carolina
- Official Website of the North Carolina State Board of Elections Office
- Official Website of the Federal Election Commission
- FEC 2014 Primary Election Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines
- North Carolina Election Law
- Campaign Finance Information
- List of candidate filing forms and deadlines
- List of petition forms
- List of campaign finance reporting forms
- Ballot Access News -- News updates and analysis of ballot access issues
- ThirdPartyPolitics.us - a blog about American third party and independent politics
- RangeVoting.org - a listing of notably restrictive ballot access requirements
- Center for Competitive Politics, "Election Law Handbook," Winter 2013
- National Voter Outreach - a political consulting firm that specializes in organizing petition signature drives
- BlueNC - a history of and commentary on ballot access in North Carolina
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2014 Election Calendar," accessed November 18, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration and Party Affiliation," accessed February 11, 2015
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 122," accessed December 5, 2013
- E-mail consultation with ballot access expert Richard Winger in January 2014.
- http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_163/GS_163-96.html North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 9, Section 96," accessed December 9, 2013]
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed December 12, 2013
- Correspondence with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in December 2013.
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 9, Section 98," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 General Election Results," accessed December 12, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 10, Section 106," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 10, Section 107," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 122," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics - Congressional Districts," accessed December 12, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics - State Senate Districts," accessed December 12, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics - State House Districts," accessed December 12, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 123," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Fact Sheet: Write-in Candidates 2014 Election," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 19," accessed December 31, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.7," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.9," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.9," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.11," accessed December 31, 2013
- Correspondence with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in January 2014.
- North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.13," accessed December 9, 2013
- North Carolina State Constitution, "Article 3, Section 2," accessed December 31, 2013