I just learned that it costs $826 just to file to run for County Sherriff. Wow!



ldhintz's picture


For some reason, some local races are less than the 1% filing fee. Town council's fee was $5 even though the annual salaray is around $13,000. In 2008 I was so upset with Dole, I was thinking of running for senate and the filing fee was over $2000. Loren 

gercohen's picture

rarely used

This has been very rarely used.  Currently Heather Grant (US Senate - R) has filed notice she is gathering signatures but has not turned any in. There is also a 7th congressional district candidate doing it. The State database only shows petition status for statewide/congressional/DA/jusicial candidates. I do know that Howard Dean in 2003 started gathering petition signatures to get on the NC 2004 presidential primary ballot, but redistricting litigation caused the primary to be cancelled and caucuses were used instead.