Candidate filing resumes in February

The candidate filing period for the 2022 North Carolina primary elections will resume on February 24, the NC State Board of Elections announced on January 11. The candidate filing period will now be February 24 – March 4, 2022.

The North Carolina primary election is scheduled for May 17. Currituck County residents who plan to run for office must file as a candidate at the Currituck County Board of Elections office, located at the Judicial Center in Currituck. Anyone with questions may contact the Board of Elections office at 252-232-2525.


The North Carolina Supreme Court on December 8, 2021 suspended candidate filing for all offices for the 2022 primary election. This includes filing for rescheduled municipal contests, and any separate filing period in January for those contests.

The Supreme Court also pushed the date of the primary election and rescheduled municipal elections back more than two months – to Tuesday, May 17, 2022. It had been scheduled for March 8.

More information from the NC State Board of Elections regarding this decision.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers regarding the delayed election.


Currituck County citizens who wish to run for elected office in 2022 must register at the Board of Elections. There will be several local offices up for election on the 2022 ballot, including:

  • Board of Commissioners, At Large
  • Board of Commissioners, District 3
  • Board of Commissioners, District 5
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • Sheriff
  • Board of Education, At Large
  • Board of Education, Crawford Township
  • Board of Education, Poplar Branch Township
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor

In addition to these Currituck County races, there will also be elections of local interest for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals.

If you have any questions regarding candidate filing, voter registration, or other election matters, contact the Currituck County Board of Elections at 252-232-2525.