Nominations for the 2022 election open Monday at noon with seats at the federal, state and local levels up for grabs.
Between Monday and noon on December 17, candidates will be able to put their name on the ballot in races ranging from the United States Senate to the sheriff and the Catawba County district attorney.
Unlike previous years, the December filing period also includes the Town of Hickory and the Town of Long View.
These municipalities would normally have had elections this year, but these were delayed by a delay in census data which changed the redistribution schedule.
There will also be races for the Catawba County School Board and District Soil and Water Supervisor in 2022, but the filing of those offices will take place in June.
Office filing fees range from $ 5 for a Long View seat to $ 1,740 for the US Senate and House.
For more information on the elections, visit catawbacountync.gov and click on the “Elections” link under the “County Services” tab.
Kevin Griffin is the Town of Hickory reporter for the Hickory Daily Record.