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.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Elaine Marshall.



There are no specific qualifications for this office.


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.


Divisions of the office


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

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