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Running for Office in 2022

Because 2021 is a year following the federal census, some municipalities must redistrict to correct population imbalances. Therefore, filing periods and election dates for district-based contests are subject to change as they are contingent on the timeliness of the U.S. Census Bureau releasing data and state and local governments adopting redistricting plans based on that data. 

 When do I file? Filing periods are set by § 163-291.

  • Candidate filing will resume from 8:00 am on February 24, 2022- 12:00 noon on March 4, 2022

 What are the qualifications?

What do I need to bring?

  • A valid NC Driver’s License or other photo ID for identification purposes.
  • Payment method for filing fees: Filing fees at bottom page.
  • Fees up to and including $50.00 may be paid by cash, check, cashier’s check, certified check, or money order.
  • Fees over $50.00 must be paid by check, cashier’s check, certified check, or money order and made out to: Harnett County Board of Elections

What can I expect when I arrive?

  • If arriving on the first or last day of filing, please be prepared to wait.
  • Staff will verify your eligibility to file for office.
  • Filing paperwork will be completed, signed, and notarized by staff.
  • Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing.

Campaign Finance Information

  • Your first campaign finance disclosure report is due within ten (10) days of your organized date on your Statement of Organization.
  • New committees: Treasurers must receive training within 90 days of appointment and once every four (4) years thereafter.
  • Please use the free, state-provided campaign finance reporting software for all report filings. The software download is located on the NC State Board of Elections website.
  • Existing candidate committees: Please ensure all information is current.

Filing resumes 8:00 am on February 24, 2022- 12:00 noon on March 4, 2022

Files at State Board of Elections:

Filing Fees: (1% of annual base salary)

Salary

Fee

US Senate

$174,000

$1,740

US House

$174,000

$1,740

District Attorney

$137,399

$1,374

       

 

Files at County Board of Elections:

Filing Fees: (1% of annual base salary)

Salary

Fee

State Senate (District 12)

$13,951

$140

State House (District 6 and 53)         

$13,951

$140

Board of Commissioners (District 1 and 2)

$9,083

$91

Board of Education (District 1, 3 and 5)

$6,684

$67

Clerk of Court

$110,300

$1,103

Sheriff

$109,793

$1,098

 

Filing begins 8:00 am on February 24, 2022- 12:00 noon on March 4, 2022.

Erwin Town Election (delayed due to redistricting):

Filing Fees: (set by town)

Fee

Erwin Mayor

$25

Erwin Town Commissioner (Wards 1, 3, and 5)

$25

 

Filing begins 12:00 noon June 13, 2022 through 12:00 noon July 1, 2022.

Filing Fees: (set by Statute)

Fee

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (2 seats)

$5

 

 

For more information go to https://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Candidate-Filing

Questions can be e-mailed to harnettboe@harnett.org.

 
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