North Carolina Supreme Court Moves State’s Primary Elections From March to May 2022

Yesterday the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an order moving the state’s primaries from March of next year to May. The lawsuits are over redistricting maps for congressional and state legislative districts. The injunction will also halt candidate filings and reverse an earlier state court of appeals ruling. According to the state board of elections, more than 1,400 candidates had already filed for various offices and those who filed successfully will remain valid. The court will move all primary elections from March 8 to May 17. In years past, North Carolina had been one of the states with the earliest primaries and it’s possible their elections won’t be the only ones getting delayed.