candidate filing

Candidate filing begins today for 2018 (Mid-Term) Election

And you don't have to be a crotchety old man to ride the Blue Wave:

State Senator
At least 25 years of age by the date of the general election
Residence in state for two years prior to election
Residence in district for one year immediately prior to general election1
Registered to vote in the district and eligible to vote for the office

State House Representative
At least 21 years of age by the date of the general election
Residence in district for one year immediately prior to general election2
Registered to vote in the district and eligible to vote for the office

If I'm reading those footnotes correctly, the one year residency requirement is waived if your District is one that was "fixed" (which map, I don't know), but you still need to have set up a residency by the end of the filing period (Feb 28). Here are some other requirements for candidates, and those of you who have announced early need to pay close attention:

Republicans got busy in Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg County Republicans have been busy. Every local, state and federal office has a Republican candidate listed on the ballot. Democrats just didn't bother.

Some of these Republicans don't stand a snowball's chance on a warm day of winning in November, but that hasn't stopped them from showing up. On the other hand, Democrats....meh.

There are 31 partisan elected positions for voters to fill in November. Democrats aren't even trying for six of them. There are 38 Democrats and 51 Republicans vying for these 31 seats.

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