The North Carolina Green Party learned today that they face a shorter deadline than they had expected to file paperwork to secure a spot for Cynthia McKinney as a write-in candidate. North Carolina will not count write-in votes for candidates who do not submit a petition signed by 500 registered voters.
Until today party leaders thought that the petitions needed to be submitted in early August, but a careful reading of the rules shows that the petition must be submitted to the County Election Commission by Tuesday, July 22nd at 5 PM, and they in turn must confirm signatures and submit them to state authorities in early August.
Petitions must be delivered to the County Election Commission in your county no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, July 22nd. Anyone can gather and submit petitions.