Court suspends candidate filing for US House, NC Senate and NC House

Published 1:55 pm Monday, December 6, 2021

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RALEIGH – The North Carolina Court of Appeals this morning (Monday) issued an order temporarily suspending candidate filing for all U.S House of Representatives, N.C. Senate, and N.C. House contests.

Filing for those seats was scheduled to begin at 12 noon today.

The court order does not impact filing for county and municipal level seats that also opens to today.

By order of the court, the county boards of elections may not file candidates for State House and State Senate until further notice: Likewise, the State Board of Elections may not file candidates for U.S. House until further notice.

This is a temporary stay to permit the parties to submit arguments to the Court of Appeals. The court then will decide whether to continue the suspension or lift it.

The State Board of Elections said they will update this announcement as new information becomes available.