North Carolina, Charlotte – The State Board of Elections (NCSBE) has reopened the candidate registration period for the 2022 midterm elections, which begins today, Thursday, February 24, through Friday, March 4.
The new candidate registration “window” was opened after the North Carolina Supreme Court approved the map of the new districts for the state Congress, House, and Senate.
Enrollment had begun in December when the Court abruptly announced it would delay the March primary election to May 17 so it could revise the maps after finding the originals gave Republicans an “unfair advantage.”
The general elections will take place on Tuesday, November 8.
Due to this change in the maps, the candidates who had already registered to compete had to redesign their campaigns according to the change in them.
This year, 14 districts to the Federal Congress (an additional one), 50 seats to the State Senate, and 120 seats to the State House of Representatives are competing.
This period also includes the registration of candidates for municipal elections to be held in 2021.
Local positions open for election in 2022
There are 25 open positions in the competition:
– City Council: three at-large voting council members and seven council members for the seven wards of the City of Charlotte. (delayed from 2021)
– Mayor of the City of Charlotte and Vice Mayor (delayed from 2021)
-Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners: 3 at-large voting commissioners and six commissioners for the six districts.
– Clerk of the Mecklenburg County Superior Court
– Mecklenburg County Sheriff
– District Supervisor of Soil and Water Conservation.
School Board: The registration period for open seats on this Board is from July 25 through August 12. (delayed from 2021). There will be elections for all 6 Board districts.
According to the new maps, Mecklenburg County was divided into two districts for the Federal Congress.
District 12: encompasses half of the county to the north and east, and the western portion of Cabarrus County.
District 14: Comprises half of the county to the south, east, and west, encompassing 60% of Gaston County.
The county was divided into 6 districts: 37 (encompassing all of Iredell County and a small northwest fraction of Mecklenburg County.
The other districts that only correspond to the county are 38, 39, 40, 41, and 42.
State House of Representatives
The county was divided into 13 districts: 88, 92, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, and 112.