FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina’s elections board is expected to decide Monday, March 4 when to hold new party primaries and the general election for the 9th congressional district, where a seat still remains vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot fraud concerns. Democrat Dan McCready is running again in the new election. Harris will not. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)

New US House election in NC to be held on Sept. 10

March 04, 2019 - 11:02 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board has set a Sept. 10 date to fill a congressional seat still vacant after November's result was tainted by ballot-fraud concerns.

The state board on Monday chose the date for the new election in the 9th congressional district race.

Political parties will hold their primary elections on May 14. The board decided last month that a new election was needed. It did so after hearing evidence that tended to show a political operative working for Republican candidate Mark Harris hired people to collect mail-in ballots. That left votes vulnerable to being changed or discarded.

It's illegal in North Carolina to have anyone other than a voter or immediate family member handle a ballot.

Democrat Dan McCready is running again in the new election. Harris isn't.