North Carolina filing deadline is December 20

On December 20, the major-party filing deadline passed to run for elected office in North Carolina. Candidates filed for the following offices:

• U.S. Senate – Incumbent Thom Tillis (R) filed to run for re-election.
• U.S. House (13 seats) – Incumbents announced they would not file to run for re-election in districts 2, 6, and 11.
• Governor – Incumbent Roy Cooper (D) filed to run for re-election.
• Lieutenant Governor – Incumbent Dan Forest (R) did not file to run for re-election. He filed to run for governor.
• Attorney General
• Secretary of State
• Treasurer
• Superintendent of Public Instruction
• Auditor
• Commissioner of Agriculture
• Commissioner of Labor
• Commissioner of Insurance
• State Senate – all 50 seats
• State House of Representatives – all 120 seats
• State Supreme Court – three judgeships
• State Appellate Court – five judgeships

Ballotpedia is also covering local elections in the following areas:

• Mecklenburg County
• Wake County
• Guilford County
• Forsyth County
• Durham County
• Winston-Salem
• Guilford County Schools
• Johnston County Schools

The primary is scheduled for March 3, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

North Carolina’s statewide filing deadline was the seventh to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 10 in Mississippi.

North Carolina has a divided government, and no political party holds a state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

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Additional reading:
Ballot access requirements for political candidates in North Carolina
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates