BECOME A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR
When the Democratic Presidential candidate wins in November 2020, it is the job of our Presidential Electors to cast North Carolina’s electoral votes in the electoral college.
The North Carolina Secretary of State will convene the electors in Raleigh (dates TBD; likely late December) for this constitutionally required duty. Presidential Electors should be willing and able to fulfill the requirements of the position and must be a registered Democrat, faithful to the interests, welfare, and success of the Democratic Party of the United States.
13 district-level Electors will be elected from each of our 13 congressional districts at the district conventions on April 25, 2020*. Two at-large Electors will be elected at the state convention on June 6, 2020.
In addition, state law states “Any presidential elector having previously signified his consent to serve as such, who fails to attend and vote for the candidate of the political party which nominated such elector, for President and Vice-President of the United States at the time and place directed in G.S. 163A-1229 (except in case of sickness or other unavoidable accident) shall forfeit and pay to the State five hundred dollars ($500.00), to be recovered by the Attorney General in the Superior Court of Wake County. In addition to such forfeiture, refusal or failure to vote for the candidates of the political party which nominated such elector shall constitute a resignation from the office of elector, his vote shall not be recorded, and the remaining electors shall forthwith fill such vacancy as hereinbefore provided.” (NCGS 163A-1231)
IMPORTANT NOTE: A Presidential Elector may not hold any other elected office at the municipal, state, or federal level.
Notices of candidacy are due on March 26, 2020 for the district-level and May 7, 2020 for at-large.