Elections Set to Move for Some Municipalities Following Passage of General Assembly Bill

Wake County Board of Elections staff are busy readying for changes in several municipal election schedules, following passage of Senate Bill 722. The bill was related to COVID-19 delays in the release of 2020 Census figures which serve to help to determine redistricting requirements, as well as a request from the City of Raleigh to hold regular municipal elections in even-numbered years only.

The bill means voters in two Wake County municipalities won’t be heading to the polls this fall:

  • The Town of Cary Municipal Election will move from October 5, 2021 to March 8, 2022.
  • The City of Raleigh Municipal Election will move from October 5, 2021 to November 8, 2022.
     

Election Day and candidate filing dates remain the same for ALL other Wake County municipalities.

“Our Board of Elections staff showed incredible flexibility and adaptability to legal changes during the 2020 elections, so we have no doubt they will help candidates and voters through these changes handed down by the General Assembly,” said Wake County Board of Elections Director Gary Sims.

Candidates for elected offices in Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon file from noon on July 2, 2021 through noon on July 16, 2021.

Candidates for offices in Angier, Durham and Morrisville will file from noon on July 26, 2021 through noon on August 13, 2021.

Angier, Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon will hold general elections on November 2, 2021.

If necessary, under
North Carolina General Statute §163-294, the City of Durham non-partisan primary will take place on October 5, 2021.

Additional information about upcoming elections and filing as a candidate can be found at ReadyToVote.com

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