Candidate Information

Running for Office

All Candidates running for office must open a committee. Forms for opening the committee may be obtained from the Board of Elections Office. Most candidates open a committee during the filing period for the office they are seeking; however, committees are required to file organizational paperwork within 10 days of announcing candidacy or seeking support. Every committee is required to have a treasurer and all treasurers are required to take training from the State Board of Elections every 4 years.

Learn more by viewing the New Candidate Course offered by the NC State Board of Elections:

New Candidate Course

NC State Board of Elections New Candidate Course

2018 Candidate Committee Reporting Schedule

Report Name Coverage Dates Due Date
Organizational Report N/A Within 10 days of Organizing Committee
2018 First Quarter
January 1, 2018 - April 21, 2018
April 30, 2018
2018 Second Quarter
April 22, 2018 - June 30, 2018
July 9, 2018
2018 Third Quarter
July 1, 2018 - October 20, 2018
October 29, 2018
2018 Fourth Quarter
October 21, 2018 - December 31, 2018
January 7, 2019