Sunday, January 23, 2022

Court of Appeals suspends filing for US House, NC Senate and House

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has temporarily suspended candidate filing for U.S House of Representatives, N.C. Senate and N.C. House contests.

Monday morning, it issued the order that prevents boards of elections from filing candidates for the offices until further notice. This is in response to lawsuits alleging that the Republican-led general assembly engaged in gerrymandering.

READ MORE: What redistricting looks like in the Cape Fear region

Filing is continuing for all other contests as scheduled.

“This is a temporary stay to permit the parties to submit arguments to the Court of Appeals” according to a press release. “The court then will decide whether to continue the suspension or lift it.”

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Alexandria Sands Williams
Alexandria Sands Williams is a journalist covering the City of Wilmington, education and film. Before Port City Daily, she spent a year in the quaint city of Southport reporting for the award-winning State Port Pilot. Prior to that, she wrote for several Charlotte publications while studying at UNC Charlotte. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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