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Candidate Filing Resumes Feb. 24, Runs Through March 4

Feb 22, 2022, 12:58 PM by Jon Soles
The candidate filing period for the 2022 state and county election is Feb 24 - March 4.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Candidate filing for the 2022 state and county election will resume at the Cumberland County Board of Elections on Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. The filing period runs through March 4 at 12 p.m. The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

The Board of Elections is in the E. Newton Smith Center, 227 Fountainhead Lane, Fayetteville. Candidates may file from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Wake County Superior Court granted a request from the State Board of Elections to resume candidate filing on Feb. 24. The court upheld a legal challenge to redistricting maps for the U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. Senate and N.C. House districts. Learn more about the court order at ncsbe.gov.

Candidates who filed before the suspension of the filing period do not need to re-file if they still wish to run for the same office.

Candidates filing for following offices will file with the State Board of Elections

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • N.C. Supreme Court Justice
  • Judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court judge
  • District Court judge
  • District Attorney

Candidates filing for N.C. Senate, N.C. House of Representatives and all county and municipal offices will file at the County Board of Elections.

Offices open for filing include the Congressional Districts, N.C. General Assembly, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners (At-Large and District 1), Sheriff, Clerk of Court, District Attorney, District Court Judge, City of Fayetteville Mayor and City Council.

Filing fees are required for all offices, unless a candidate has submitted a valid petition in lieu of paying a filing fee, and the petition has been certified.  Visit cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/election-group/elections/candidates/filing-fees for more information.


Please visit ncsbe.gov/campaign-finance/reporting-forms if you need Campaign Finance Forms.


Please visit  cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/election-group/elections for more Cumberland County Board of Elections information or call 910-678-7733.