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North Carolina State Board of Elections

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections is a independent campaign finance disciplinary agency that investigates and prosecutes most campaign finance violations in the State of North Carolina.

Governance

The State Board of Elections is governed by a five person board[1].

Selection of members

All five members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections are nominated by the Governor of North Carolina[2]. Each member of the Board is nominated off the recommendation of the State Party Chairperson where the vacancy occurred. Each person serves a four year term and must fill out an economic statement of interest along with questioning from the North Carolina Ethics Commission[3].

Campaign finance discipline

If someone feels that a person or committee violated North Carolina campaign finance law, the first step is to file a complaint with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. It is up to the State Board of Elections to investigate all complaints to determine probable cause[4]. All complaints that result in apparent violations are directed to the respective district attorney in the county where the complaint happened[5].

See also

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References

  1. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Board Members"
  2. [Confirmed with NC State Board of Elections Staff on April 28, 2010 via phone]
  3. [Confirmed with NC Governors Office-Boards and Appointments Division, April 28, 2010-via phone]
  4. North Carolina General Assembly "North Carolina Campaign Finance Law"(Referenced Statute 163-278.22(7))
  5. North Carolina General Assembly "North Carolina Campaign Finance Law"(Referenced Statute 163-278.22(8))