Talk about a crowded ballot.
Thirteen candidates have filed for the N.C. Court of Appeals, the Associated Press reports.
They'll be vying for the judgeship vacated recently by Judge Jim Wynn, who is headed to the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The filing period ended today for the election, which will trigger an instant runoff to choose the winner.
Among the candidates are Cressie Thigpen, whom Gov. Beverly Perdue chose to replace Wynn through December, former Court of Appeals Judge Doug McCullough and former state Labor Commissioner Harry Payne, the AP reports.