Candidate filing for judicial races across the state ended Friday.

Locally, two superior court races pit Guilford County Democrats against each other. It's a similar situation for three district court races in the area serving Davie and Davidson counties in which all the candidates are Republicans.

In most years, those races would have been settled in the primary.

But the GOP-led legislature eliminated those judicial primaries this year as they pondered changes to how those judges are selected. So we won't know until November which hopefuls from the same party will win.

Candidates will have their registered party affiliation next to their names on the ballot, and the highest vote-getter will get the seat.

As for statewide races, Raleigh attorney Chris Anglin was a last-minute addition to the North Carolina Supreme Court race already featuring incumbent Associate Justice Barbara Jackson and civil rights lawyer Anita Earls.

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