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{{North Carolina SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of State for [[North Carolina]]''' is a publicly elected official for the state of [[North Carolina]], heading the Department of the State, which oversees many of the economic and business-related operations of the state government. Unlike in many states, the secretary of state does not oversee state elections.
 
{{North Carolina SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of State for [[North Carolina]]''' is a publicly elected official for the state of [[North Carolina]], heading the Department of the State, which oversees many of the economic and business-related operations of the state government. Unlike in many states, the secretary of state does not oversee state elections.
  
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==Current officeholder==
 
The current officeholder is [[Elaine Marshall]].
 
The current officeholder is [[Elaine Marshall]].
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==Authority==
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
 
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
 
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
  
==Term of office==
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==Elections==
:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]], [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The secretary of state in North Carolina is popularly elected every four years, in presidential election years. The secretary of state, barring any vacancies, will be elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The term of office is four years, and begins on the first day of January next after their election.
  
The Office of Secretary of State is a publicly elected statewide position with elections held every four years. Elections are held in November and officers assume their duties the following January. There are no [[term limits]] for this office. <small>'''([[Article III, North Carolina Constitution#Section 7|North Carolina Constitution, Article III § 7]])'''</small>
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===Term limits===
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There are no limitations on the number of terms an individual may hold the office of secretary of state.
  
==Electoral history==
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==Duties==
===1996===
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=1996 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/NCSBE/Elec/Results/PastElect/results9/secstate.htm North Carolina State Board of Elections - 1996 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Elaine F. Marshall|percentage=53.5%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Richard Petty|percentage=45.2%}}
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{{Election results box|Write-In|candidatename=|percentage=1.3%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,494,325}}
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===2000===
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==Divisions of the office==
*'''2000 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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**Elaine Marshall ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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==Compensation==
|title=2000 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/NCSBE/Elec/Results/y2000elect/stateresults.htm North Carolina State Board of Elections - 2000 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Elaine F. Marshall|percentage=54.0%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Harris D. Blake|percentage=46.0%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,777,730}}
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===2004===
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==Former officeholders==
{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2004 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Elaine F. Marshall|percentage=80.6%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=Doris A. Sanders|percentage=19.4%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=100%}}
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|title=2004 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/NCSBE/Elec/Results/resultsby_contest_single1.asp?ED=11xx02xx2004GENERAL2004ASECRETARY%2520OF%2520STATE&B1=Submit North Carolina State Board of Elections - 2004 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Elaine F. Marshall|percentage=57.3%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Jay Rao|percentage=42.7%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=3,334,694}}
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===2008===
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*'''2008 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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**Elaine Marshall ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2008 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/14537/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections - 2008 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Elaine F. Marshall|percentage=56.8%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Jack Sawyer|percentage=43.2%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=4,079,831}}
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==Contact Information==
 
==Contact Information==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.sosnc.com/ ''Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State'']
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*[http://www.sosnc.com/ Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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{{Secretaries of state}}
 
{{Secretaries of state}}
 
{{North Carolina}}
 
{{North Carolina}}

Revision as of 10:53, 5 July 2011

North Carolina

North Carolina State Executives
GovernorLieutenant Governor
Secretary of StateAttorney General
TreasurerAuditor
Superintendent of Education

Agriculture Commissioner
Insurance Commissioner
Natural Resources Commissioner
Labor Commissioner
Public Service Commission
The Secretary of State for North Carolina is a publicly elected official for the state of North Carolina, heading the Department of the State, which oversees many of the economic and business-related operations of the state government. Unlike in many states, the secretary of state does not oversee state elections.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Elaine Marshall.

Authority

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Elections

The secretary of state in North Carolina is popularly elected every four years, in presidential election years. The secretary of state, barring any vacancies, will be elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The term of office is four years, and begins on the first day of January next after their election.

Term limits

There are no limitations on the number of terms an individual may hold the office of secretary of state.

Duties

Divisions of the office

Compensation

Former officeholders

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
North Carolina

NC Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh NC 27626-0622

Phone: (919) 807-2005
Fax: (919) 807-2039
E-mail: gjeter@mail.secstate.state.nc.us

See also

External links

References