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Candidates have until Sept. 19 to change party affiliation before filing begins in December

With fall approaching, there are only a few months before candidates can file to run for political office next year.

Candidates must be affiliated with a particular party for 90 days from the date they file a notice of candidacy, according to Elections Director Kim Blackwelder. The filing period begins Dec. 6 and will run through Dec. 17.

If candidates want to change their political party, they have until Sept. 19 to do so in order to fulfill the 90-day requirement.

In addition, candidates registered as Unaffiliated are ineligible to file as a candidate in the primary and must file through a petition process.

Candidate filing fees and additional information should be available and posted on the Stanly County Board of Elections website in the neat future.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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