Davidson County, North Carolina
Board of Elections

Petition Information


To access the governing statutes for any of the petition types listed, select the link(s) immediately to the right of the topic of interest.  Also provided are links to form-fillable petition templates utilizing Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).  In order to view and print the petition templates, you must have Adobe Acrobat loaded on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on the computer you are using, click here to visit the Adobe download website.

General information about Petitions may be found here

How to Use the Petition Templates

Follow these simple instructions prior to printing your petition pages:


  1. Select the desired petition template from the links provided below.
  2. At the top of each template there are shaded areas indicating additional information is required.
  3. Using your mouse, click on the first blank field of the template and type in the requested information.
  4. Press the TAB key to advance to the next required field and complete the entry required.
  5. Once you have completed all of the required fields, simply print your petition by selecting the printer icon in the top of the menu bar.
  6. Reproduce as many copies of this master form that you will need in order to gather the required number of signatures. 

Please Note:  The modified template cannot be saved unless you own a full version of Adobe Acrobat.

 ABC Elections

 Places Eligible to Hold Elections: GS 18B-600
 Election Procedure: GS 18B-601
 Form of Ballots: GS 18B-602
 ABC Petition Template

 Charter Amendments

 GS 160A-104 
Charter Amendment Petition Template

 Fire Districts

 GS 69-25.1 
 Fire District Petition Template

 Municipal Incorporation

 GS 120-163
 Municipal Incorporation Petition Template

 New Political Party

 GS 163-96
 New Political Party Petition Template

 Petition in Lieu of Filing

 Most Candidates:  GS 163-107.1
 Judicial Candidates:  GS 163-325                
In Lieu of Filing Fee Petition Template

 Repeal of Levy

 GS 105-473
 Repeal of Levy Petition Template

 Presidential Primary

 GS 163-213.5
 Presidential Primary Nomination Template

 Referendum on Bond

 GS 159-60
 Referendum on Bond Issues Petition Template

 Sanitary Districts

 GS 130A-48
 Sanitary District Petition Template

 School Tax Supplements

 Purpose: GS 115C-501
 Maximum Tax Rate and Frequency: GS 115C-502
 Who May Petition: GS 115C-503
 Necessary Information: GS 115C-504
 School Tax Supplements Petition Template

 Unaffiliated Candidates

 GS 163-122
 Unaffiliated Candidates Petition Template

 Write-In Candidate in
 Partisan Elections

 GS 163.123
 When to use this Petition: 
 Declaration of Intent Template
 Write-In Petition Template