Candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2022 primary elections, as well as rescheduled municipal elections, will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 24, and end at noon on Friday, March 4, under an order issued Tuesday by the Superior Court of Wake County.

The order by a three-judge panel upheld state legislative and congressional district maps being challenged in redistricting-related lawsuits.

Karen Brinson Bell, State Board executive director, said State Board of Elections staff will immediately begin preparing for the continuation of the candidate filing period, including securing a location to ensure the health and safety of staff and candidates.

County and municipal candidate filing also will resume on February 24 and take place at the county board of elections offices.

Meanwhile, a separate court order (PDF) on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the consideration of any challenges to candidates for U.S. House, N.C. House, and N.C. Senate, until final resolution of the litigation in the redistricting cases.

For additional information, contact your local county Board of Elections office.