Buncombe County Election Services resumes candidate filing for US House, state seats

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An election official shows a voter where to go to cast her ballot at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Edneyville on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
An election official shows a voter where to go to cast her ballot at the North Carolina Justice Academy in Edneyville on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Candidate filing for the U.S. House of Representatives and North Carolina House and Senate resumed Dec. 7 following a Dec. 6 evening reversal of an earlier order.

Buncombe County Election Services was forced to suspend candidate filing for those offices the morning of Dec. 6, according to a news release from the department.

The N. C. Court of Appeals issued an order to temporarily suspend candidate filings as it weighed a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters arguing that the state’s new political boundaries are unconstitutional.

The suspension was a temporary stay to permit the parties to submit arguments to the Court of Appeals.

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Candidates may file daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 16, and from 8 a.m. to noon on the last day of filing, Dec. 17.

Filing for all other offices continued Monday without interruption, according to the department.

Sarah Honosky is the city government reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA TODAY Network. News Tips? Email shonosky@citizentimes.com or message on Twitter at @slhonosky.

This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: Buncombe County Election Services to resume candidate filing

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