About Us

The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement (State Board) is the state agency charged with the administration of the elections process, as well as campaign finance, ethics and lobbying disclosure and compliance.

The agency, created in 2017 by the General Assembly, resulted from the merger of the former State Board of Elections, State Ethics Commission and the Lobbying Compliance Division of the Secretary of State’s Office.

The agency is overseen by a nine-member board – four Democrats, four Republicans and a member not affiliated with either of those parties. State Board staff is based in the Dobbs Building on North Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.


 

The state's 100 County Boards of Elections conduct local elections, operate voting sites, maintain voter registration lists and handle numerous aspects of election administration. The office of the State Board works in conjunction with County Boards of Elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.

 

State Board Members

Andy Penry

Chairman

Joshua Malcolm

Vice-Chair

Ken Raymond

Secretary

Stella Anderson

Damon Circosta

Stacy "Four" Eggers IV

Jay Hemphill

Valerie Johnson

John Lewis

 

Location and Directions

The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, at 430 North Salisbury Street (click for map). The Board is located on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, on the northwest corner of the Halifax Mall. The Dobbs Building is easily recognized by its distinctive black granite exterior.

 


Visitor Parking

Parking is available for visitors in Deck #75, a block down North Salisbury Street from the Dobbs Building. As you pass the Dobbs Building on the left, you will see a State Capital Police office on the right. You will take the second right after the police office, which will take you directly to the visitor's deck. Parking in the visitor's deck is $2.00/hour.

 

State Employee Reporting

There is a hotline that provides a confidential avenue to report allegations of wrongdoing pertaining to fraud, waste, and abuse of State assets.

There are two methods for reporting your complaint, anonymously or in confidence. Anonymously requires no name or contact information. However; in some cases, failure to identify yourself may make it difficult to investigate the complaint. If you provide your name and contact information it will remain confidential and will not be release to others or used in any public documents. All complaints are kept confidential under General Statute §143-748 and not subject to the public records law.

State Employees may click here to report fraud, waste or abuse.