Information for Running for Office / Filing

Running & Filing

County Offices, North Carolina Senate, and North Carolina House of Representatives file at the local board of elections. All other federal and state offices file with the state board of elections.

Candidates who will file at the State Board of Elections should first visit their local board of elections to have their voter registration information verified by the Director.

View fact sheets for running for office or view the running and filing information from the North Carolina Constitution (PDF).

Facts on Running for Office