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{{tnr}}This page details '''North Carolina signature requirements.''' In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.
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==Federal offices==
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In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place '''candidates or initiatives on the ballot.''' However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina|candidates]] or [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in North Carolina|ballot measures]].
===U.S. Senate===
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Candidates for [[U.S. Senate]] must pay a filing fee of $1,740.<ref name="fee">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=64 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Filing Fees" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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Unaffiliated candidates must file a candidate petition in order to appear on the ballot in the general election. This petition must be signed by (2%) of the total number of registered voters who voted in the most recent general election for [[North Carolina Governor|Governor]], equal to 85,379 signatures. The petition must also be signed by at least 200 registered voters from each of the four congressional districts in [[North Carolina]].<ref name="un">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=311 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Unaffiliated Candidates" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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''Note: For detailed information on '''signature requirements''' for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina|candidates]] and [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in North Carolina|ballot measures]], click on the links below.''
  
Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] a declaration of intent and a petition with the verified signatures of 500 qualified voters of [[North Carolina]].<ref name="write">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=313 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Write in Candidates" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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*[[Signature requirements for ballot measures in North Carolina]]
 
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*[[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina]]
===U.S. House===
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Candidates for [[U.S. House|House]] must pay a filing fee of $1,740.<ref name="fee">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=64 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Filing Fees" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must file a candidate petition. This petition must be signed by 4% of the registered voters in the district as reflected in the voter registration records of the State Board of Elections as of January 1, 2012.<ref name="un"/> This information is available by  directly contacting the [[North Carolina]] [http://www.ncsbe.gov/ State Board of Elections].<ref name="un"/>
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Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] a declaration of intent and a petition with the verified signatures of 250 qualified voters of [[North Carolina]].<ref name="write"/>
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===Filing deadlines===
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====2012====
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections]]''
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Candidates for [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] and [[U.S. House|House]] must have registered with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] by '''February 29, 2012.'''<ref name="congress"/>
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Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] by '''June 29, 2012.'''<ref name="un"/>
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Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] by '''August 8, 2012.'''<ref name="write"/>
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==State offices==
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===Statewide executive offices===
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Partisan candidates for [[Governor of North Carolina|Governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor]], Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, Commissioner of Labor, and Council of State must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary.<ref name="gov"/>
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In addition to the filing fee, candidates must also fulfill residency requirements. Each candidates for [[Governor of North Carolina|Governor]] must have been a U.S. citizen for five years, a resident of [[North Carolina]] for 2 years, and a qualified [[North Carolina]] voter.<ref name="gov">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=309 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Running for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Council or State" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref> Candidates for [[Lieutenant Governor]] must be a U.S. citizen for five years, a resident of [[North Carolina]] for 2 years, and a qualified [[North Carolina]] voter. <ref name="gov"/> Candidates for Council of State must be a registered voter and candidates for [[Attorney General]]  must be authorized to practice law.<ref name="gov"/>
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Unaffiliated candidates must file a candidate petition in order to appear on the ballot in the general election. This petition must be signed by (2%) of the total number of registered voters who voted in the most recent general election for [[North Carolina Governor|Governor]], equal to 85,379 signatures.<ref name="un">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=311 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Unaffiliated Candidates" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref> The peition must also be signed by at least 200 registered voters from each of the four congressional districts in [[North Carolina]].<ref name="un"/>
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Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] a declaration of intent and a petition with the verified signatures of 500 qualified voters of [[North Carolina]].<ref name="write">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=313 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Write in Candidates" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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===State legislature===
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Candidates for [[North Carolina State Senate|State Senate]] and [[North Carolina House of Representatives|State House]] must pay a $207 filing fee, equal to 1% of the annual salary.<ref name="fee"/><ref name="state"/>
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Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for [[North Carolina State Senate|State Senate]] or [[North Carolina House of Representatives|State House]] must file a candidate petition. This petition must be signed by 4% of the registered voters in the district as reflected in the voter registration records of the State Board of Elections as of January 1, 2012.<ref name="un"/> This information is available by  directly contacting the [[North Carolina]] [http://www.ncsbe.gov/ State Board of Elections].<ref name="un"/>
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Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] a declaration of intent and a petition with the verified signatures of 250 qualified voters from either the legislative district in which the candidate is running.<ref name="write"/>
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All candidates for [[North Carolina State Senate|State Senate]] must also be qualified [[North Carolina]] voters, a resident of [[North Carolina]] for two years, and residents of the district for one year preceding the general election in November.<ref name="state">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=310 ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Running for State Senate and State House" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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All candidates for [[North Carolina House of Representatives|State House]] must be qualified voters of [[North Carolina]], and residents of the district for one year preceding the general election in November.<ref name="state"/>
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===Filing deadlines===
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====2012====
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections]]''
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Candidates for [[North Carolina State Senate|State Senate]] and [[North Carolina House of Representatives|State House]] must have registered with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 County Board of Elections] by '''February 29, 2012.'''<ref name="state"/><ref name="file">[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 ''North Carolina Board of Elections'' "Candidate Filing Requirements" Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref> All candidates for [[State executive official elections, 2012|State offices]] must also file by '''February 29, 2012''' for the primary election.<ref name="gov"/>
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Unaffiliated candidates for any state office wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must file with the either the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] or the proper [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 County Board of Elections] by '''June 29, 2012.'''<ref name="un"/>
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Write-in candidates must file with the [http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 North Carolina State Board of Elections] by '''August 8, 2012.'''<ref name="write"/>
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==Ballot measures==
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{{nclist}}'''North Carolina ballot measures''' come in the following varieties. There are:
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*{{lrcafull}} - A [[constitutional amendment]] that appears on a state's [[ballot]] as a [[ballot measure]] because the [[state legislature]] in that state voted to put it before the voters.
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==Elections in North Carolina by year==
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===2014===
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===2012===
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==See also==
 
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*[[North Carolina elections, 2014]]
*[[State executive official elections, 2012]]
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*[[North Carolina elections, 2012]]
*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections]]
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{{election info}}
*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections]]
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* [[Statewide elections, 2012]]
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* [[2012 election dates]]
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* [[Election results|Election result resources]]
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* [[Voter guides]]
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* [[State Blue Books]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/Default.aspx?s=0 North Carolina State Board of Elections Website]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=64 Candidate Filing Fee Requirements]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/items.aspx?id=4&s=4 Candidate Filing Information]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=65 Candidate Filling Requirements]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=61 2012 General Election Information]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=62 2012 Election Calendar]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=80 2012 Fact Sheets]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=312 Running for U.S. Congress]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=309 Running for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Council of State]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=310 Running for State House and State Senate]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=311 Running as an Unaffiliated Candidate]
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*[http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=313 Running as a Write in Candidate]
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==References==
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[[Category:Ballot measure law, North Carolina]]
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[[Category:Signature requirements]]
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In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for candidates or ballot measures.

Note: For detailed information on signature requirements for candidates and ballot measures, click on the links below.

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