Filing Period Ends For 2021 NC Municipal Elections

Filing Period Ends For 2021 NC Municipal Elections

10:36pm Jul 18, 2021

The filing period for the November municipal elections ended Friday.

Off-year elections give many cities and towns across the state a chance to pick their elected leaders.

This year, that includes Burlington, Kernersville, and Jamestown. All of them have incumbent mayors seeking another term. Those races will be competitive, too, as all three face challengers. 

But the real story about this year’s local races is that some of them simply aren’t going to happen. Locally, elections for Greensboro and Lexington city offices and Lexington’s school board have been postponed.

A delay in 2020 census data — key to how the electoral boundaries are drawn in those contests — has put them on hold until next year. 

Most municipal elections planned for the fall do not rely on districts that use that data and will be held as scheduled.


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