Candidate filing for the 2024 General Election will begin on Monday, December 4 at 12 p.m. and will end on Friday, December 15 at 12 p.m.
Contests eligible for filing include NC House of Representatives, Richmond County Commission, Richmond County Board of Education, Richmond County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors and Register of Deeds.
On April 28, 2023, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed an injunction against implementation of photo ID legislation. As a result, photo ID laws enacted in 2018 and 2019 will be implemented moving forward, starting with the municipal elections in September, October, and November 2023.
The State Board is working with the 100 county boards of elections to ensure a smooth rollout of the photo ID requirement. This includes informing voters about the change and the acceptable forms of identification for voting, ensuring any voter without an ID can get one, training the county boards on implementation measures, updating forms and envelopes for absentee voting, creating and printing new signage for polling places, and many other efforts.