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June 05
​Board of Elections Implements New Strategies to Prepare for Candidate Filing and Fall Voting

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wake County Board of Elections is making plans to implement and enact new strategies for candidate filing and to prepare for fall elections.

“We are committed to making sure our residents have the opportunity to participate in the elections process safely,” said Gary Sims, director, Wake County Board of Elections. “While we can’t predict the future, we can make sure that we are prepared to follow health experts’ guidance to keep voters and our staff safe during this unprecedented time.”

Candidate Filing
On Monday, June 8, candidate filing for non-partisan contests begins at noon. This year, candidates will have the option to file curbside if they so choose.

Non-partisan contests for which residents may file include:

  • Wake County Board of Education positions across nine districts to serve for two years, and
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor to serve for four years.

Residents interested in filing their candidacy for any of these non-partisan contests may do so at the Wake County Board of Elections Operation Center, located at 1200 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh, starting at noon on Monday, June 8, through noon on Monday, July 6.

Upon arrival, residents looking to file as a candidate will be greeted by Board of Elections staff equipped with personal protective equipment. Candidates have the option to file curbside or inside the Board of Elections Operations Center. Only one person will be allowed in the lobby at once; if several people are looking to file, they will be asked to stand outside spaced six feet apart to ensure social distancing.

Detailed information on how to file can be found by visiting wakegov.com/elections/candidates.

Update Registration at NCDMV
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has partnered with the N.C. State Board of Elections to enable DMV customers to register to vote and update their existing voter registration information online. The service is free and people can register to vote or update their voter registration information regardless of whether or not they need to update their driver license.


About Wake County Board of Elections

The Wake County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in the county. The board establishes election precincts and voting sites; appoints and trains precinct officials; prepares and distributes ballots and voting equipment; certifies ballots cast in elections; and investigates any voting irregularities. The Wake County Board of Elections also maintains voter registration and voting records of more than 759,000 residents.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Wake County Board of Elections, you can learn more about opportunities to do so here. To learn more about Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.

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