Candidate Filing Begins In N.C. Today

North Carolina takes its first steps toward the November election Monday.

It's the first day candidates can begin filing for everything from Congress to judges to county boards. The state is also looking at selecting a new governor and lieutenant governor for the first time in eight years.

Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole faces her first re-election challenge.

Two factors in this year's election will be the growth of both the state and the number of independent, or unaffiliated voters.

North Carolina's population has grown nearly 13 percent since 2000. The percentage of unaffiliated voters has grown from 16 percent to about 21 percent.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 15502972 - witn.com/a?a=15502972
Gray Television, Inc.