Gov. Roy Cooper (D) set the schedule to fill the 3rd District seat left open by the recent death of Rep. Walter Jones (R-Farmville). The candidate filing deadline will be March 8th, with the partisan primaries scheduled for April 30th. If no candidate in any party receives 30% of the vote, a secondary runoff election will be held July 9th. Should all parties nominate on April 30th, the special general then would occupy the July 9th date. If a runoff is necessary, the special general won’t be held until September 10th.
The State Board of Elections will set the schedule for the disputed 9th Congressional District at their Monday meeting. It is presumed that they will adopt the same calendar Gov. Cooper just announced.
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