A Guide to Durham County Officials: Contact Information, Terms, Districts and Requirements

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Elective Offices in Durham County: Terms and Requirements

General Requirements:

  • All candidates must be registered voters at least twenty one years of age. 
  • Candidates for office in Durham County or city districts lying within the boundaries of Durham County must be registered to vote with the Durham County Board of Elections. 
For Partisan Primaries only: Candidates must be registered for 90 days prior to their filing with the party in whose primary they wish to participate in.

POLITICAL RACE

TERM

NEXT ELECTION

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

CITY: NON PARTISAN PRIMARY & ELECTION-ODD YEARS

 

Mayor

2 years

2015

Must reside within city limits

 

City Council - 3 At Large Seats

4 years

2015

Must reside within city limits

 

City Council - 3 Ward seats

4 years

2017

Must reside within city limits and within ward

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY: PARTISAN PRIMARY & ELECTION - EVEN YEARS

 

Commissioners - 5 seats

4 years

2016

Must reside within the County

 

Clerk of Court

4 years

2018

Must reside within the County

 

Register of Deeds

4 years

2016

Must reside within the County

 

Sheriff

4 years

2018

Must have resided within the County for one year preceding the election and never have been convicted of a felony

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICTS: STATE

 

NC Senate

 

 

Must be at least 25 years of age and qualified voter in NC. Must reside in NC as a citizen for two years and in the district for one year immediately preceding election.

 

Senate District 20 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

Senate District 22 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

House of Representatives

 

 

Must be a qualified voter in NC and reside in district one year preceding election.

 

District 29 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

District 30 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

District 31 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

District 50 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICTS: JUDICIAL - 14TH DISTRICT

 

Superior Court Judge - 1 seat - 14A

8 years

2020

Must be licensed to practice law in NC and must reside in one of the Durham County Precincts in District 14A.

 

Superior Court Judge - 3 seats - 14B

8 years

2018

Must be licensed to practice law in NC and must reside in one of the Durham County Precincts in District 14B.

 

District Court Judges - 6 seats

4 years

2018 (6)

Must be licensed to practice law in NC.

 

2016 (1)

 

 

Must be licensed to practice law in NC. 

 

District Attorney

4 years

2018

Must be licensed to practice law in NC.

 

 

 

 

 

FEDERAL

 

U. S. Senate - 2 seats

6 years

2020 (1)

Must be 30 years old. U.S. citizen for 9 years.

 

 

 

2016 (1)

NC resident

 

U.S. Congress District 1   - 1 seat

District 4   - 1 seat
District 6   - 1 seat
District 13 - 1 seat

2 years

2016

Must be 25 years old. U.S. citizen for 7 years.

 

 

 

 

NC resident

 

President of U.S.

4 years

2016

Must be 35 years old. Natural born citizen.

 

 

 

 

At least 14 years U.S. resident.

 

 

 

 

 

NON-PARTISAN: ELECTION

 

Durham Public Schools Board of Education

4 years

 

Must reside within geographical area of District.

 

7 seats

 

 

 

 

Districts #1, #2, #3, #4 - 4 seats

 

2018

 

 

Consolidated districts A & B - 2 seats

 

2016

 

At Large - 1 seat

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor- 3 seats

4 years

2018 (2)

 

 

 

 

2016 (1)