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Candidate Filing 2024

Filing for all offices in 2024 Elections except Soil and Water is over!

Soil and Water filing will begin at 12:00pm on June 10th and last until 12:00pm on July 5th.

The fee for filing for Soil and Water is $5.00.

Determine office sought and prepare filing fee

View our upcoming offices document to identify which office you wish to run for. Filing fees less than $50.00 can be paid in cash or check, fees over $50.00 must be paid by check. No filing fees may be paid electronically with the Alamance County Board of Elections.

If you are filing for an open office in a Municipality, you must be eligible to vote in the Municipality in which you plan to run for office.

Fill out your Notice of Candidacy

Those who file with the Alamance County Board of Elections will file in person at the ACBOE office; 1128 S. Main St. in Graham, NC.

Requirements for ‘Name on Ballot’ field, pursuant to N.C.G.S 163-294.2:

  • Name may be first and last, middle and last, or first, middle, and last
  • First and/or middle name may be abbreviated, but not last name
  • Allowed suffixes:
    • Jr./Sr.
    • I/II/III or other numbered hereditary names
  • Allowed titles:
    • Mr./Mrs./Miss./Ms.
  • All other suffixes and titles are prohibited, including but not limited to:
    • Esq.
    • MD/PhD and all other doctorate or certification suffixes
    • Dr./Hon./Judge and all other honorific titles
    • General/Col. and all other military titles
  • A nickname, either in place of a first or middle name or following said name in parentheses, is permitted with the completion of the ‘Nickname Affidavit’ section of the Notice of Candidacy form with the following restrictions:
    • The nickname cannot be nonsense (e.g. ‘Da Bomb’ or ‘Votes Go Here’)
    • The nickname cannot indicate any rank, status, or position such as ‘Judge’ or ‘Doctor’

Felony Conviction Considerations

Pursuant to N.C.G.S 163-106(e) (applicable to Municipal Elections as well under N.C.G.S 163-295), if you have ever been convicted of a felony anywhere in the United States you are required to disclose this in the appropriate section on the Notice of Candidacy form, and must fill out the Felony Disclosure Form to be submitted with your filing fee and notice of candidacy. Failure to disclose any felony convictions will disqualify you from candidacy.

Note that in Alamance County, these forms will be provided for you in the office at 1128 S. Main St. in Graham, NC.