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

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2018 Candidate Committee Reporting Schedule

Report Name Coverage Dates Due Date
Organizational Report   Within 10 days of Organizing Committee
2018 First Quarter
1/1/2018 - 4/21/18
2018 Second Quarter
4/22/18 - 6/30/18
2018 Third Quarter
7/1/18 - 10/20/18
2018 Fourth Quarter
10/21/18 - 12/31/18