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Special filing period for Superior Court Judge (Dist. 5B)

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State Bd of ElectionsRALEIGH, N.C. – The State Board of Elections has designated a special filing period for the office of Superior Court Judge (District 5B).  Filing will begin at noon on Monday, August 1st and end at noon on Friday, August 5th.  Interested candidates may file at the State Board of Elections office at 441 North Harrington Street in Raleigh. 

The filing period follows the announced resignation of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Allen Cobb Jr.   All qualified candidates will appear on the general election ballot, and the winner will be determined by plurality vote.

The filing fee for this office is $1,269.  District 5B includes portions of New Hanover and Pender Counties.  All candidate filings are contingent upon agency staff’s confirmation that Judge Cobb has in fact vacated the seat.