Have visions of sitting in the Char-Meck Government Center, banging a gavel at commissioners meetings or appearing at ribbon cuttings as mayor?
That political access is going to cost you. At least a nominal fee.
Filing for the November elections officially started on Monday. This is when candidates submit their paperwork and pay a filing fee, which typically is about 1% of the office’s annual salary.
Want to play? This is what you gotta pay – at least to get on the ballot in Mecklenburg County:
Mayor of Charlotte: $235
— Jennifer W Roberts (@JenRobertsNC) July 6, 2015
— David Howard (@DavidHowardCLT) July 6, 2015
Charlotte City Council At-Large: $182
Meck School Board: $60
A bit pricey for your wallet? Head to the burbs:
Mayor of Matthews: $25
— Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) July 6, 2015
Matthews Board of Commissioners: $10
Mayor of Mint Hill: $50
Mint Hill Board of Commissioners: $25
Still too high? Head to the lake:
Mayor of Cornelius: $12
Cornelius Board of Commissioners: $5
Mayor of Huntersville: $10
— Cornelius Today (@CorneliusToday) July 6, 2015
Huntersville Board of Commissioners: $5
And the deal of the day …
Mayor of Pineville: $6!
Of course, if you’re super cheap, wait until next year. You can file for U.S. president … for free! You just need 10,000 signatures from registered voters within your political party.