Candidate begin filing to run in N Carolina judicial races

June 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first day candidates can file to run for North Carolina judgeships brought out more than 120 people seeking seats on the bench this November.

Filing began at noon Monday for over 150 District Court or Superior Court seats, along with one spot on the Supreme Court and three on the Court of Appeals. Filing ends June 29.

The legislature pushed back filing this year when deciding there would be no judicial primaries in 2018 while considering changes to judicial election boundaries and how to choose judges. Top vote-getters in each race — no matter how many candidates — will be the winner.

Judicial election district changes in a bill Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed last week and others in another bill on his desk could complicate candidate filing.

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