Friday, December 1, 2023

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
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. 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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