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Posted on: December 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Candidate Filing Now Open for Vacant Carrboro Town Council Seat

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NOTICE OF DECEMBER 9, 2021 -- By order of the North Carolina Supreme Court, filing for all offices for the 2022 primary is suspended. This includes the rescheduled municipal contests, and any separate filing period for those municipal contests in January. 

The March 8, 2022 primary has been moved to May 17, 2022. 

For candidates whose filing has already been accepted by the board, that candidate “will be deemed to have filed for the same office” in the May primary, subject to their ability to withdraw in the new filing period (once that period is established), and subject to any court rulings that would impact that candidate’s eligibility. See paragraph 2 of the order available at xxxxxxxxxx. 


The Carrboro Town Council has called a special election on March 8 to fill a vacancy on the Carrboro Town Council. 

The candidate filing period begins on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and ends at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 21. 

The vacancy came about when Damon Seils, who held a Council member seat with a term until December 2023, was elected as Mayor of Carrboro. The Council called the special election to coincide with the general primary election. This action was taken by resolution https://bit.ly/3rNEwv0 during its organizational meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

Learn more about filing for office at the Orange County Board of Elections at https://www.orangecountync.gov/2728/Filing-for-Office or call 919-245-2350. 


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