Campaign Finance

Welcome to the North Carolina State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Office. We provide information about the requirements, procedures and statutes governing campaign reporting.


General Campaign Finance Information

There is an important update regarding the maximum contribution limitation. The State Board of Elections is required to evaluate the maximum contribution limitation every two years pursuant to 163-278.13 (a1). The maximum contribution limitation as of January 1, 2019 is $5,400 and remains in effect through December 31, 2020. Contact a member of the campaign finance department with questions.

Campaign Finance Manual

The state's Campaign Reporting Act applies to:

  • all candidates for public office;
  • all political party groups and political action committees;
  • all groups organized to support or oppose a referendum;
  • every person or group participating in activities that support or oppose the nomination or
    election of one or more clearly identified candidates, or a political party or a referendum.

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Important Notice About Reporting Compliance

The State Board of Elections sends Notices of Noncompliance to committees that fail to file required reports. Committees that remain delinquent after a Notice of Noncompliance has been issued may have their Active Status terminated, rendering them ineligible to spend or raise money toward an election. Notices of Noncompliance and Termination of Active Status letters are public record and are found on our website as part of a committee's Campaign Report Image Search results.