Candidate filing for most of the contests in the 2022 elections begins at noon next Monday, December 6, and will end at noon Friday December 17. There are several races for voters to decide on in Alexander County.
Each person seeking to become a candidate must file a notice of candidacy form and pay the filing fee with the proper board of elections. The fee is generally 1% of the office’s base salary. Filing Fees over $50 must be paid by check. If paying with cash, correct change is required. Candidates for State Senator, State House Representative, and all county and local offices must file their notice of candidacy with their county board of elections.
Candidates for Federal offices, Superior Court Judge, District Court Judge, and District Attorney must file their notice of candidacy with the State Board of Elections. Except for the first and last days of filing, candidates may file at the County Board of Elections from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Alexander County there are three seats open on the Board of Commissioners for four-year terms and one seat open for a two-year unexpired term. In addition there are two seats up for election in the race for Board of Education District 2, and single seats in Districts 1 and 4. Other races on the ballot will be for Sheriff, Clerk of Superior Court, and Register of Deeds. In addition, voters can cast ballots for North Carolina Senate District 36 and North Carolina House District 94.
No one is permitted to file as a candidate in a party primary unless he or she has been affiliated with that party for at least 90 days as of the date of that persons filing of notice of candidacy. A person registered as “unaffiliated” is ineligible to file as a candidate in a partisan primary election. Board of Education contests are non-partisan and not subject to party affiliation requirements.
The date of the General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2022. For more information about filing, visit the NC State Board of Elections website at ncsbe.gov or call the Alexander County Board of Elections office at 828-632-2990.[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]