North Carolina Supreme Court Delays Primary Elections

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On Dec. 7, 2021, the North Carolina Supreme Court ordered primary elections in the state delayed from March until May of 2022, citing legal challenges to gerrymandered political maps. The court in its five-page unsigned written ruling directed North Carolina election officials to hold primaries for all state offices on May 17. The court’s ruling also suspended candidate filing dates for the 2022 primary elections, including municipal races.

The justices ordered a lower-court judge to hold further proceedings on three lawsuits filed by Democrats and civil rights groups over the redrawn maps, citing the great public interest in the subject matter of these cases.” For more information, visit the NC Board of Election website.