According to a news release issued by Caldwell County Government, filing for the 2022 Primary Election will begin Monday, December 6, at noon and will end Friday, December 17 at noon. To file, individuals must be registered voters in Caldwell County.
Filing for state and local offices will take place at the Caldwell County Board of Elections at 120 Hospital Avenue in Lenoir. Candidates will need to pay the filing fee with check or cash. If paying with cash, correct change is required.
2022 contests in Caldwell County include the Board of Commissioners where two seats are being contested. It’s a $57 filing fee. These seats are currently held by Mike LaBrose and Donnie Potter. In addition, four Board of Education seats are up for grabs for a $12 filing fee. These seats are currently held by Teresa Branch, B.J. Fore, Duane Knight, and Joe Sims.
The position of Caldwell County Sheriff is also on the 2022 ballot. It’s a $785.83 Filing Fee. This seat is currently held by Alan Jones. Clerk of Court is also on the Caldwell County ballot. It’s a $1,076.25 Filing Fee and the seat is currently held by Angela Kidd.
The NC House of Representatives 87th District seat is also up for grabs for a $140 filing fee. This seat is currently held by Destin Hall. Due to re-districting, Caldwell County has been divided into two separate NC Senate Districts, the 45th and 47th. This is also a $140 filing fee. Currently, Deanna Ballard represents NC Senate District 45, and Ralph Hise represents District 47. Prior to redistricting Caldwell County was in District 46 and represented by Warren Daniels.
The US Congressional District 11 and U.S. Senate seats are also on the ballot. Candidates must file for those offices at the North Carolina State Board of Elections in Raleigh.
The 2022 statewide Primary Election will take place Tuesday, March 8, 2022. For more information about filing, visit www.caldwellcountync.org/elections/candidate-filing or call the Caldwell County Board of Elections office at 828-757-1342 or 828-757-1326.