The Guilford County Board of Elections just finished holding the 2023 municipal elections for offices across the county, and now those results – minus a couple of loose ends – are in the bag.

So, you might think Board of Elections Director Charlie Collicutt and his staff can take a break and spend some extra time Christmas shopping.

But you would be mistaken.

Collicutt said this week that, now that most of the 2023 election work is done, he and his staff have to turn around and get to work on the 2024 election.

“The candidate filing period opens up next week,” Collicutt said.

For the March 5, 2024 primaries, candidate filing in Guilford County will begin at noon on Monday, Dec. 4 and continue through noon on Friday, Dec. 15.

Typically, Collicutt’s elections office will see a lot of candidates file at the beginning of the filing period and a lot at the end, with a trickle of filers showing up in the middle of the period.

Collicutt said that his office began prepping for the 2024 filing period even before all the votes were tallied in the 2023 municipal elections.

Primary candidates for the following offices will be filing with the county’s Board of Elections:

• NC State Senate

• NC House of Representatives

• All county elected offices

• County Register of Deeds

• County Commissioners

• Board of Education

Those seeking all other offices will file with the NC State Board of Elections. Those offices up for grabs next year are as follows:

• US House of Representatives

• NC Supreme Court Associate Justice

• NC Court of Appeals

• Superior Court Judge

• District Court Judges

The county and the state are strict to the minute about their filing deadlines and there’s been a lot of construction work going on around the Guilford County Board of Elections office in Greensboro – so last-minute filers should be sure to allow some extra time to find parking.

In Guilford County, candidates may file at the elections office in the Old Guilford County Court House at 301 W. Market St. in Greensboro. Candidates are being asked to go to the Carolyn Coleman Conference Room on the first floor of the building on the first and last day of filing since the elections office typically sees larger crowds on those days.

Filing in the county’s High Point elections office will be handled by appointment only. If someone wishes to file in High Point, they should call 336-641-3836 and make an appointment.