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2019 Municipal Election Filing Period

Candidate filing for city, town and village offices across North Carolina begins at noon Friday, July 5, and ends at noon Friday, July 19.

Elections for Cabarrus municipalities are held in November. Seats on the November ballot are listed below.

Candidates must be at least 21 years old by the general election and be a registered voter qualified to vote in an election for the office sought.

Candidates must file a notice of candidacy with their county board of elections to be listed on ballots in the primary or general elections. Candidates also must set up a committee with the county board of elections within 10 days of filing a notice of candidacy and comply with all other campaign finance requirements. (See the candidate filing guide for more information.)

The State Board of Elections will maintain a list of candidates statewide on its website.

“Service at the municipal level often has the most direct impact on the communities in which we live. We hope many candidates sign up to run for local office this year,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “We also encourage eligible individuals across the state to make sure they are registered to vote in their local elections.”

You must be a resident of the municipality to vote in its elections. Voters must be registered 25 days before an election to vote on Election Day. For November elections, the registration deadline is Oct. 11. Voters may also register after the regular deadline and vote during the early voting period using “same-day registration” in places where absentee voting is authorized.

Cabarrus County is also looking for poll workers to help conduct elections. Please call 704-920-2860 for more information about elections held in Cabarrus or to inquire about precinct jobs.

Resources

Candidate Filing Guide

Information from the State Board of Elections

View the entire 2019 Municipal Elections Schedule

Municipal seats on the 2019 ballot

MUNICIPALITY--OFFICE--TERM OF OFFICE--FILING FEE

Concord Council Member (District 1) 4 years $99.00

Concord Council Member (District 2) 4 years $99.00

Concord Council Member (District 6) 4 years $99.00

Concord Council Member (District 7) 4 years $99.00

Harrisburg Town Council 4 years $30.00

Harrisburg Town Council 4 years $30.00

Harrisburg Town Council 4 years $30.00

Harrisburg Town Council 4 years $30.00

Kannapolis City Council 4 years $30.00

Kannapolis City Council 4 years $30.00

Kannapolis City Council 4 years $30.00

Midland Town Council 4 years $5.00

Midland Town Council 4 years $5.00

Mt. Pleasant Mayor 4 years $25.00

Mt. Pleasant Town Commissioner 4 years $25.00

Mt. Pleasant Town Commissioner 4 years $25.00

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