North Carolina signature requirements

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This page details North Carolina signature requirements. The signatures of registered voters are often required to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Candidates for Senate must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[1]

Unaffiliated candidates must file a petition of signatures 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 Governor, equal to 85,379signatures.[2] The peition must also be signed by at least 200 registered voters from each of the four congressional districts in North Carolina.[2]

All candidates must also be a U.S. citizen for 9 years, a resident of North Carolina, and a registered voter.[3]

U.S. House

Candidates for House must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[1]

Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must file a petition of signatures. 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.[2] This information is available by directly contacting the North Carolina State Board of Elections.[2]

All candidates must also be a U.S. citizen for 7 years, a resident of North Carolina, and a registered voter. [3]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Candidates for Senate and House must have registered with the North Carolina State Board of Elections by February 29, 2012.[3] Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must file with the North Carolina State Board of Elections by June 29, 2012.[2]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Partisan candidates for 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.[4]

In addition to the filing fee, candidates must also fulfill residency requirements. Candidates for 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.[4] 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. [4] Candidates for Council of State must be a registered voter and candidates for Attorney General must be authorized to practice law.[4]

Unaffiliated candidates must file a petition of signatures 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 Governor, equal to 85,379signatures.[2] The peition must also be signed by at least 200 registered voters from each of the four congressional districts in North Carolina.[2]

State legislature

Candidates for State Senate and State House may pay a $207 filing fee, equal to 1% of the annual salary.[1][5]

Candidates for State Senate must also be a qualified North Carolina voter, a resident of North Carolina for two years, and a resident of the district for one year preceding the general election in November.[5]

Candidates for State House must be a qualified voter of North Carolina, and a resident of the district for one year preceding the general election in November.[5]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Candidates for State Senate and State House must have registered with the County Board of Elections by February 29, 2012.[5][6] All candidates for State offices must also file by February 29, 2012 for the primary election.[4]


Unaffiliated candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot for State offices must file with the [ North Carolina State Elections Board] by June 29, 2012.[6][2]

Ballot measures

North Carolina
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North Carolina ballot measures come in the following varieties. There are:

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