The filing period for most of the state's municipal elections begins Friday.

In a typical year, people running for Greensboro's mayor and council would be lining up to make their candidacies official. 

But this year is different. A delay in 2020 Census data -- key to how political boundaries are drawn -- has forced the city to postpone the election until 2022.

That doesn't mean there won't be a flurry of filings over the next two weeks at the Guilford Board of Elections. More than half a dozen other towns in the county where redistricting is not a concern, including Jamestown, Oak Ridge and Summerfield, will be able to go forward with their municipal elections. 

Lexington is the only other Triad-area city affected by the census delay. Both city and school board elections are off until next year.

Winston-Salem is not scheduled to have a municipal election this year. High Point isn't scheduled to have city races until 2023.

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