• 9th Congressional District candidate wants refund

    By: Joe Bruno

    Updated:

    A Republican 9th Congressional District candidate wants her filing fee refunded.

    Kathie Day, of Cornelius, wrote a letter to North Carolina State Board of Elections requesting a refund of the $1,740 fee to run.

    [SPECIAL SECTION: District 9 Investigation]

    “Due to the circumstances of the election and no time allowed to obtain signatures for the waiver of the application fee, I would like to make the following request,” Day wrote. “A request of a refund of the application fee.”

    Day also requested an explanation of how the filing fee is used.

    A spokesperson for NCSBE told Channel 9 it is too late for a refund to be issued, and Day will remain on the ballot.

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    Under normal circumstances, a candidate may obtain signatures from 5 percent of the party’s registered North Carolina voters in the district or 200 registered North Carolina voters of any affiliation, whatever is greater, in lieu of a filing fee. Due to the shortened time frame for the new 9th District election, this option was not available for candidates.

    Day said she still wants to run for the seat.

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