Excercise your right to vote

Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections resumed at 8 a.m. Feb. 24, and will end at noon on March 4.

On Dec. 8, the N.C. Supreme Court suspended the filing period, which had begun Dec. 6, and moved the date of the statewide primary, and rescheduled municipal elections to Tuesday, May 17. The general election is on Nov. 8.

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. However, those candidates may withdraw their candidacy during the new filing period and instead may file for any other office for which they are eligible. The deadline to withdraw is the close of business on March 1.

Anyone wishing to file as a candidate can do so at the Hyde County Board of Elections office, 1223 Main Street in Swan Quarter. The Board of Elections office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

A representative from the Board of Elections will be at the Ocracoke Community Center office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, to assist any Ocracoke voters that wish to file as a candidate.

Anyone having questions about candidate filing may contact the Board of Elections office at 252-926-4194.
For more information on the resumption of candidate filings from the NC Board of Elections, see the following links:

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