North Carolina Secretary of State

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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.

The current officeholder is Elaine Marshall.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Term of office

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits, State legislatures with term limits

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. (North Carolina Constitution, Article III § 7)

Electoral history

1996

1996 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Elaine F. Marshall 53.5%
     Republican Party Richard Petty 45.2%
     Write-In 1.3%
Total Votes 2,494,325

2000

  • 2000 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
    • Elaine Marshall ran unopposed in this contest
2000 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Elaine F. Marshall 54.0%
     Republican Party Harris D. Blake 46.0%
Total Votes 2,777,730

2004

2004 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Elaine F. Marshall 80.6%
     Democratic Party Doris A. Sanders 19.4%
Total Votes 100%
2004 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Elaine F. Marshall 57.3%
     Republican Party Jay Rao 42.7%
Total Votes 3,334,694

2008

  • 2008 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
    • Elaine Marshall ran unopposed in this contest
2008 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Elaine F. Marshall 56.8%
     Republican Party Jack Sawyer 43.2%
Total Votes 4,079,831

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

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