Transylvania County Board of Elections

Candidate Filing and Information

When is the next election?


The 2nd Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Who will be on the ballot in the 2020 2nd Primary?


Click here to see the sample ballot.

What candidates will be on the ballot in the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020?


Click here to see the list. Note: the Republican winner of the US House of Representatives District 11 2nd Primary will also be on the ballot

What local offices are up for election and where do they file?


Filed with the Transylvania County Board of Elections

  • NC Senate District 48
  • NC House of Representatives District 113
  • County Commissioners (3 seats)
  • Register of Deeds
  • Board of Education (3 seats)

Special Contest to fill Commissioner Cathey's remaining term

  • County Commissioner (1 seat)

When is the filing period?


  • Begins : Noon on Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Ends : Noon on Friday, December 20, 2019

What are the qualifications to be elected to office?


  • A registered voter in the county of residence
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Eligible to vote for the office filed for

Can an unaffiliated voter get on the ballot for the primary?


No, a person registered as "unaffiliated" shall be ineligible to file as a candidate in a party primary election.

Can an unaffiliated voter get on the ballot for the November General election?


Yes, provided the individual has fulfilled the requirements for a successful petition and filed with the Board of Elections by 12:00 noon on March 3, 2020. Click here for more information.

Can I change my party affiliation before filing for a partisan office?


No person shall be permitted to file as a candidate in a party primary unless that person has been affiliated with that party for at least 90 days as of the date of that person filing such notice of candidacy(per NC G.S. 163-106).

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