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                  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE candidate shaking hands

 

President – Must be 35 years of age, 14-year resident within US. Must be born a US Citizen.

US Senate – Must be 30 years of age, 9-year US Citizen.

US House – Must be 25 years of age, 7-year US Citizen. (May run outside their district Art. 6, Sec. 6)

NC Senate – Must be 25 years of age and 2-year resident of State and 1-year resident of District preceding election.

NC House – Must be 21 years of age and 1-year resident of State preceding election.

Governor – Must be 30 years of age, 5-year US Citizen, 2-year State resident preceding election.

Lt. Governor – Must be 30 years of age, 5-year US Citizen, 2-year State resident preceding election.

All Judges and District Attorney – Must be attorney and at least 21 years of age.

County Commissioner – Must be 21 years of age by the time they take office, live in the District they want to represent or run as an “At Large” candidate.

Sheriff – Must be 21 years of age by the time they take office and must be a resident of the county for a year prior to the November General Election.  Must never have been a convicted felon.

Municipal Offices – Must be 21 years of age by the time they take office, and must live in the municipality for which they are running.

School Board – Must be 21 years of age by the time they take office, and must live in the school district for which they are running.

Soil and Water District Supervisor - Must be 21 years of age by the time they take office.

The Constitution does not allow for anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 to hold office.

** All candidates must be US Citizens and registered voters in the county in which they reside.