State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

North Carolina Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): State Board of Elections (5 members with a 3-2 party split), and Executive Director (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process: Appointed by Governor
Responsibilities:
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Canvasses election returns (County Boards do this, and then meet with the State Board for approval)
  • Handles state recounts

Secondary Official(s): Secretary of State
Election/Appointment Process: Partisan Election
Responsibilities:

  • Advertises statewide ballot questions

Election Calendar is determined by the general statutes set by the General Assembly

Current Official(s): Gary Bartlett, Executive Director; Larry Leake, Chairman; Lorraine Shinn, Charles Winfree, Genevieve Sims, Robert Cordle
Public Office Experience:
Reelection/Reappointment Date:
2008
Contact Information:

PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255
Physical Address: 506 North Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Main Number: (919) 733-7173
Fax: Administration - (919) 715-0135
Campaign Reporting - (919) 715-8047
Information Systems - (919) 715-1344
E-Mail: Elections & Voting - elections.sboe@ncmail.net
Campaign Finance Reporting - campaign.reporting@ncmail.net

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