Candidate filing reopens for local Wake County elections

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — There’s now another chance for people in North Carolina’s second largest county to run for office this fall after a judge ordered local elections be held under district boundaries approved five years ago.

A special candidate filing period for three positions on the Wake County commission and all nine Wake school board seats begins at midday Thursday and continues until this coming Wednesday.

Candidates already were in place based on new district lines approved by the Republican-led General Assembly and set to be implemented this fall. But a federal appeals court last month said the lines violated the state and federal constitutions.

In response, U.S. District Judge James Dever ruled this week the best thing would be to hold the November elections under old maps approved in 2011.

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