Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina

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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of North Carolina. Offices included are:

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. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

North Carolina held a primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The 2014 filing deadline for candidates running as a nominee of an established political party was February 28, 2014 (this deadline does not apply to candidates of newly established parties, which select their nominees by convention).[1] The filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates running for office was June 27, 2014.[1] The deadline to create a new political party in time for the 2014 election was June 1, 2014.[1]

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Dates and requirements for candidates in 2014
Deadline Event type Event description
February 28, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for partisan candidates seeking county, state, and federal office
April 28, 2014 Campaign finance First quarter plus (ending April 19)
May 6, 2014 Election date State primary date
May 17, 2014 Ballot access Deadline to submit petitions to county board of elections for verification prior to submitting to State Board of Elections (applies to new political parties)
June 1, 2014 Ballot access Deadline to file for the creation of a new political party
June 12, 2014 Ballot access Deadline to submit petitions to county board of elections for verification prior to submitting to State Board of Elections (applies to unaffiliated candidates for statewide office)
June 27, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates seeking county, state, and federal office
July 10, 2014 Campaign finance Second quarter (ending June 30)
July 25, 2014 Campaign finance Mid-year semi-annual (ending June 30)
October 27, 2014 Campaign finance Third quarter plus (ending October 18)
November 4, 2014 Election date General election
January 12, 2015 Campaign finance Fourth quarter (ending December 31)
March 30, 2015 Campaign finance Year-end semi-annual (ending December 31)

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of October 2013, there are three recognized political parties in North Carolina. 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.[2]

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.[3]

Process to establish a political party

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 9, Section 96 of the North Carolina General Statutes

A political party is defined as either of the following:[4]

  • (a): "Any group of voters which, at the last preceding general State election, polled for its candidate for Governor, or for presidential electors, at least two percent (2%) 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.[5] 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
  • (b): "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 two percent (2%) 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.[6] 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.[4] Petitions must also include the name and address of the state chairman of the proposed party.[4] Verification of properly submitted petitions will be completed within two weeks of the date petitions are presented.[4]

In the first general election for which a newly created party qualifies, candidates will be selected by party convention.[7] 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.[6]

Events

2012

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.[5] This was sufficient for maintenance of the party's recognized status in the state.[4]

2008

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.[8] This was sufficient for maintenance of the party's recognized status in the state.[4]

Process to become a candidate

Figure 1: This is the Statement of Organization Form for new candidates.
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For partisan candidates

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 10, Section 106 of the North Carolina General Statutes

Partisan candidates must be registered as affiliates of the party under which they intend to campaign.[9] Candidates must also do the following:[9]

  • File a Notice of Candidacy with the appropriate board of elections (state or county-level)
  • 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 calculated as follows:[10]

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

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 122 of the North Carolina General Statutes

Unaffiliated candidates must file the same forms and pay the same filing fees as partisan candidates.[11] In addition, they must petition to appear on the ballot. Signature requirements are as follows (additional petition requirements are discussed below):[11]

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

For informational purposes, the table below provides examples for signature requirements based upon 2012 voter registrations.[12][13][14]

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

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 123 of the North Carolina General Statutes

To be certified, write-in candidates must submit a declaration of intent and petition.[15] Signature requirements are as follows (additional petition requirements are discussed below):[15]

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 a filing fee.[16]

Petition requirements

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 19 of the North Carolina General Statutes

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.[17]

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.[17]

Campaign finance

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Chapter 163, Article 22A of the North Carolina General Statutes

Each candidate for state and local office is required to appoint a treasurer (a candidate may serve as his or her own treasurer).[18] The treasurer is responsible for submitting to the State Board of Elections a Statement of Organization, which must include the following:[18]

  • 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 ten days of filing his or her Notice of Candidacy.[19]

The treasurer is also responsible for submitting regular campaign finance reports to the State Board of Elections.[20] These reports must set forth the following (forms for all required reports are prescribed by the State Board of Elections):

  • Contributions: 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."[21]
  • Expenditures: 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.[21]
  • 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.[21]

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.[20] Filing due dates for 2014 are as follows:[22]

Deadline Report Report end date
April 28, 2014 First quarter plus April 19, 2014
July 10, 2014 Second quarter June 30, 2014
July 25, 2014 Mid-year semi-annual June 30, 2014
October 27, 2014 Third quarter plus October 18, 2014
January 12, 2015 Fourth quarter December 31, 2014
March 30, 2015 Year-end semi-annual December 31, 2014

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.[23]

  1. Contribution totals $1,000 or more, and
  2. The contribution is received after the period covered by the last report due before the election, and
  3. The contribution is received on or before the election

Contribution limits

An individual, political committee, or other entity cannot contribute more than $5,000 per election to any candidate.[24]

Election-related agencies

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 Number: 919.733.7173
Toll Free: 1.866.522.4723
Fax: 919-715-0135
Website: http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/
E-mail: elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov

Counties

See also: Counties in North Carolina

Candidates must file a number of documents with the county elections office in the county they reside in. Individual county contact information can be found below. In the table below, if a website is not provided it is because one does not exist for this municipality. To provide a link or information for the table below, please email us.

North Carolina county contact information
County Email Phone Fax Website Physical address Mailing address
Alamance County ALAMANCE.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑570‑6755 336‑570‑6757 Link 115 South Maple Street Graham, NC 27253
Alexander County ALEXANDER.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑632‑2990 828‑632‑1381 Link 370 1st Avenue, SW Taylorsville, NC 28681 PO Box 326 Taylorsville, NC 28681
Alleghany County ALLEGHANY.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑846‑5570 336‑846‑5574 Link 150 Government Circle, Ste 2100 Jefferson, NC 28640
Avery County AVERY.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑946‑2321 252‑974‑2962 Link 1308 Highland Dr., Suite 104 Washington, NC 27889 PO Box 1016 Washington, NC 27889
Bertie County BERTIE.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑794‑5306 252‑794‑5368 Link 210 W. Watson St Windsor, NC 27983 PO Box 312 Windsor, NC 27983
Bladen County BLADEN.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑862‑6951 910‑862‑7820 Link 301 South Cypress Street Elizabethtown, NC 28337 PO Box 512 Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Brunswick County BRUNSWICK.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑250‑4200 828‑250‑6262 Link 35 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801 PO Box 7468 Asheville, NC 28802
Burke County BURKE.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 704‑920‑2860 704‑920‑2831 Link 369 Church St N Concord, NC 28025 PO Box 1315 Concord, NC 28026‑1315
Caldwell County CALDWELL.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑757‑1326 828‑757‑1195 Link 905 West Avenue Lenoir, NC 28645 PO Box 564 Lenoir, NC 28645
Camden County CAMDEN.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑338‑5530 252‑338‑1271 Link 117 N NC Hwy 343 Camden, NC 27921 PO Box 206 Camden, NC 27921
Cateret County CARTERET.boe@ncsbe.gov Phone: 252‑728‑8460 252‑728‑8571 Link 1702 Live Oak St., Suite 200 Beaufort, NC 28516
Caswell County CASWELL.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑694‑4010 336‑694‑9924 Link 140 Main St Yanceyville, NC 27379 PO Box 698 Yanceyville, NC 27379
Catawaba County CATAWBA.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑464‑2424 828‑464‑9832 Link 100‑A S West Blvd Newton, NC 28658 PO Box 132 Newton, NC 28658
Chatham County CHATHAM.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑545‑8500 919‑542‑6430 Link 984 Thompson St., Ste. D Pittsboro, NC 27312 PO Box 111 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Cherokee County CHEROKEE.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑837‑6670 828‑837‑7998 Link 40 Peachtree St. Murphy, NC 28906
Chowan County CHOWAN.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑389‑6812 828‑389‑3757 Link 54 Church St. Hayesville, NC 28904
Cleveland County CLEVELAND.boe@ncsbe.gov 704‑484‑4858 704‑484‑4958 Link 215 Patton Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 PO Box 1299 Shelby, NC 28150
Columbus County COLUMBUS.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑640‑6609 910‑640‑0916 Link 50 Legion Dr, Suite A Whiteville, NC 28472 PO Box 37 Whiteville, NC 28472
Craven County CRAVEN.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑636‑6610 252‑636‑6687 Link 406 Craven Street New Bern, NC 28560
Cumberland County CUMBERLAND.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑678‑7733 910‑678‑7738 Link 227 Fountainhead Lane Room 101 Fayetteville, NC 28301 PO Box 2427 Fayetteville, NC 28301
Currituck County CURRITUCK.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑232‑2525 252‑232‑2427 Link 2811 Caratoke Highway Currituck, NC 27929 PO Box 177 Currituck, NC 27929
Dare County DARE.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑475‑5631 252‑475‑1223 Link 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr. Manteo, NC 27954 PO Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954
Davidson County DAVIDSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑753‑6072 336‑751‑0185 Link 161 Poplar St. Suite 102 Mocksville, NC 27028
Duplin County DUPLIN.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑296‑2170 910‑296‑2167 Link 160 Mallard Street Kenansville, NC 28349 Po Box 975 Kenansville, NC 28349
Durham County DURHAM.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑560‑0700 919‑560‑0688 Link 706 West Corporation St. Durham, NC 27701 PO Box 868 Durham, NC 27702
Edgecombe County EDGECOMBE.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑703‑2800 336‑727‑2893 Link 201 N. Chestnut Street Winston Salem, NC 27101‑4120
Franklin County FRANKLIN.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑496‑3898 919‑496‑7418 Link 107 Industrial Dr. Louisburg, NC 27549 PO Box 180 Louisburg, NC 27549
Gaston County GASTON.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑357‑1780 252‑357‑4341 Link 112 Court St. Gatesville, NC 27938 PO Box 621 Gatesville, NC 27938
Graham County GRAHAM.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑479‑7969 828‑479‑4264 Link 18 Court Street Robbinsville, NC 28771 PO Box 1239 Robbinsville, NC 28771
Granville County GRANVILLE.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑693‑2515 919‑690‑0245 Link 122 Williamsboro St Oxford, NC 27565 PO Box 83 Oxford, NC 27565
Greene County GREENE.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑583‑4391 252‑583‑1068 Link 10 N. King Street Halifax, NC 27839 PO Box 101 Halifax, NC 27839
Harnett County HARNETT.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑893‑7553 910‑893‑4655 Link 308 W. Duncan St. Lillington, NC 27546 Po Box 356 Lillington, NC 27546
Haywood County HAYWOOD.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑452‑6633 828‑452‑6750 Link 1233 N Main St, Annex II Waynesville, NC 28786
Henderson County HENDERSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑697‑4970 828‑697‑4590 Link 75 E. Central St. Hendersonville, NC 28793 PO Box 2090 Hendersonville, NC 28793
Hertford County HERTFORD.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑358‑7812 252‑358‑7803 Link 700 North King Street Winton, NC 27986 PO Box 416 Winton, NC 27986
Hoke County HOKE.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑875‑8751 910‑875‑9084 Link 227 N Main St Raeford, NC 28376 PO Box 1565 Raeford, NC 28376
Hyde County HYDE.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 704‑878‑3140 704‑832‑2312 Link 203 Stockton St. Statesville, NC 28677
Jackson County JACKSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑586‑7538 828‑586‑1951 Link 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd Sylva, NC 28779‑2705
Johnston County JOHNSTON.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑989‑5095 919‑989‑5142 Link 205 S. Second St. Smithfield, NC 2757 PO Box 1172 Smithfield, NC 2757
Jones County JONES.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑448‑3921 252‑448‑1040 Link 389 Hwy 58‑S Trenton, NC 28585 PO Box 263 Trenton, NC 28585
Lee County LEE.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑718‑4646 919‑718‑4629 Link 225 S. Steele St. Sanford, NC 27330 PO Box 1443 Sanford, NC 27330
Lenoir County LENOIR.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑523‑0636 252‑523‑3472 Link 110C S Heritage St Kinston, NC 28501 PO Box 3503 Kinston, NC 28502‑3503
Lincoln County LINCOLN.boe@ncsbe.gov 704‑736‑8480 704‑736‑8804 Link 115 W Main St, Room 201 Lincolnton, NC 28092
Macon County MACON.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑349‑2034 828‑349‑2557 Link 5 W Main St Franklin, NC 28734
Madison County MADISON.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑652‑7121 828‑659‑3294 Link 60 E. Court St Marion, NC 28752 PO Box 1509 Marion, NC 28752
Mecklenburg County MECKLENBURG.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑688‑3101 828‑688‑1651 Link 328 Long View Drive Rm 103 Bakersville, NC 28705
Montgomery County MONTGOMERY.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑947‑3868 910‑947‑2389 Link 700 Pinehurst Avenue Carthage, NC 28327 PO Box 787 Carthage, NC 28327
Nash County NASH.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑798‑7330 910‑798‑7295 Link 230 Government Center Dr. Suite 38 Wilmington, NC 28403
Northampton County NORTHAMPTON.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑455‑4484 910‑455‑1390 Link 4024 Richlands HWY Jacksonville, NC 28540
Orange County ORANGE.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑245‑2350 919‑644‑3318 Link 208 S. Cameron Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 PO Box 220 Hillsborough, NC 27278
Pamlico County PAMLICO.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑745‑4821 252‑745‑4114 Link 202 Main Street Bayboro, NC 28515 PO Box 464 Bayboro, NC 28515
Pasquotank County PASQUOTANK.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑335‑1739 252‑331‑2560 Link 1409 Parkview Drive Elizabeth City, NC 27909 PO Box 1797 Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Pender County PENDER.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑259‑1220 910‑259‑1269 Link 807 S. Walker St. Burgaw, NC 28425 PO Box 1232 Burgaw, NC 28425
Perquimans County PERQUIMANS.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑426‑5598 252‑426‑5068 Link 601A S Edenton Rd Hertford, NC 27944 PO Box 336 Hertford, NC 27944
Person County PERSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑597‑1727 336‑598‑0300 Link 331 South Morgan Street Roxboro, NC 27573
Pitt County PITT.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑902‑3300 252‑830‑1157 Link 1717 W. 5th St Greenville, NC 27834 PO Box 56 Greenville, NC 27835‑0056
Polk County POLK.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑318‑6900 336‑318‑6903 Link Shaw Building, 158 Worth St Asheboro, NC 27203
Richmond County RICHMOND.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑997‑8253 910‑417‑4900 Link 221 S. Hancock St Rockingham, NC 28379 PO Box 1843 Rockingham, NC 28379
Robeson County ROBESON.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑671‑3080 910‑671‑3089 Link 800 N. Walnut Street Lumberton, NC 28358 PO Box 2159 Lumberton, NC 28359
Rockingham County ROCKINGHAM.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑342‑8107 336‑342‑8228 Link 240 Cherokee Camp Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320 PO Box 22 Wentworth, NC 27375
Rowan County ROWAN.boe@ncsbe.gov 704‑216‑8140 704‑216‑8145 Link 130 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144
Rutherford County RUTHERFORD.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑287‑6030 828‑287‑6140 Link 298 Fairground Road Spindale, NC 28160 PO Box 927 Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Sampson County SAMPSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑592‑5796 910‑590‑2818 Link 335 County Complex Road Clinton, NC 28328 PO Box 33 Clinton, NC 28329‑0033
Scotland County SCOTLAND.boe@ncsbe.gov 910‑277‑2595 910‑277‑2928 Link 231 East Cronly St, Suite 305 Laurinburg, NC 28352
Stanly County STANLY.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑593‑2409 336‑593‑4022 Link 1012 Main Street Danbury, NC 27016 PO Box 34 Danbury, NC 27016
Surry County SURRY.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑884‑3114 828‑884‑8682 Link 221 South Gaston Street Brevard, NC 28712 PO Box 868 Brevard, NC 28712
Tyrell County TYRRELL.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑796‑0775 252‑796‑5375 Link 403 Main Street Columbia, NC 27925 PO Box 449 Columbia, NC 27925
Union County UNION.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑492‑3730 252‑430‑7370 Link 300 S. Garnett St Henderson, NC 27536
Wake County WAKE.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑856‑6240 919‑856‑5864 Link 337 S Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601 PO Box 695 Raleigh, NC 27602‑0695
Warren County WARREN.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑257‑2114 252‑257‑5232 Link 309 N Main Street Warrenton, NC 27589 PO Box 803 Warrenton, NC 27589
Washington County WASHINGTON.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑793‑6017 252‑793‑5801 Link 116 Adams St Plymouth, NC 27962 PO Box 1007 Plymouth, NC 27962‑1007
Watauga County WATAUGA.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 919‑731‑1411 919‑731‑1409 Link 209 S. William St Goldsboro, NC 27530
Wilkes County WILKES.boe@ncsbe.gov 336‑651‑7339 336‑651‑7560 Link 110 North Street, Rm 315 Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Wilson County WILSON.boe@ncsbe.gov 252‑399‑2836 252‑399‑2838 Link 112 Douglas St. East Wilson, NC 27893 PO Box 2121 Wilson, NC 27894‑2121
Yadkin County YADKIN.boe@ncsbe.gov 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.boe@ncsbe.gov 828‑682‑3950 828‑682‑2209 Link 225 W. Main St. Burnsville, NC 28714 PO Box 763 Burnsville, NC 28714

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

State executive term limits are established in Article 3, Section 2 of the North Carolina State Constitution.[25] The state executive term limits in North Carolina are as follows:

There are no state executive officials that are term-limited in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on North Carolina state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from North Carolina and List of United States Senators from North Carolina

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
     Democratic Party 1 3 4
     Republican Party 1 9 10
TOTALS as of September 2014 2 12 14

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of North Carolina:

State Senate

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 17
     Republican Party 33
Total 50


State House

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 77
Total 120


See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

News

Other information

References

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  2. North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 11, Section 122," accessed December 5, 2013
  3. E-mail consultation with ballot access expert Richard Winger in January 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 9, Section 96," accessed December 9, 2013
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  8. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 General Election Results," accessed December 12, 2013
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  13. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics - State Senate Districts," accessed December 12, 2013
  14. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics - State House Districts," accessed December 12, 2013
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  16. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Fact Sheet: Write-in Candidates 2014 Election," accessed December 9, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 19," accessed December 31, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.7," accessed December 9, 2013
  19. North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.9," accessed December 9, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.9," accessed December 9, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.11," accessed December 31, 2013
  22. Correspondence with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  23. Correspondence with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in January 2014.
  24. North Carolina General Statutes, "Chapter 163, Article 22A, Section 278.13," accessed December 9, 2013
  25. North Carolina State Constitution, "Article 3, Section 2," accessed December 31, 2013