​​Filing for Office:

Municipal Elections in Wayne County are held under the Simple Plurity Election Method, and will occur on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. All 2017 Municipal & Sanitary District Election candidates must file a Notice of Candidacy with the Wayne County Board of Elections during the Candidate Filing Period. Filing fees must be paid by check or money order. 


Compliance Training for all NC Campaign Treasurers is mandatory. For a list of currently scheduled in-person training sessions, click on the 2017 Training Schedule. The 2017 Candidate's Guide to Municipal Elections is available to download but will also be provided to candidate's during filing. 


Potential candidates are encouraged to watch the following tutorial: Running for Office Step by Step produced by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 


When to File: 

Municipal and Sanitary District Election Filing Begins - Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Municipal and Sanitary District Election Filing Ends - Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM


*Within 10 days of announcing your candidacy publicly, filing for candidacy, opening a candidate committee bank account, or accepting/spending money in support of your candidacy, a candidate must submit the Statement of Organization paperwork to the Board of Elections. 


Where to File: 

The Wayne County Board of Elections will receive Notice of Candidacy paperwork and filing fees for the following 2017 Municipal and Sanitary District Election offices: 

  • Village of Walnut Creek (2 Councilmen's Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Town of Seven Springs (Mayor, 2 Commissioners' Seats & 1 Unexpired Term Commissioner's Seat) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Town of Pikeville (Mayor & 2 Commissioners' Seats) - Filing Fee  $5.00
  • Town of Eureka (Mayor & 2 Commissioners' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • ​Town of Mt. Olive (Mayor & 5 Commissioners' Seats) - Filing Fee Mayor $24.00/Commissioners $6.00
  • Belfast-Patetown Sanitary District - (All 5 Members' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Eastern Wayne Sanitary District - (All 5 Members' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District - (All 5 Members' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Southern Wayne Sanitary District - (2 Members' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00
  • Fork Township Sanitary District - (3 Members' Seats) - Filing Fee $5.00




​​Wayne County, North Carolina

Board of Elections