Under N.C.G.S. § 163-22, the State Board of Elections has general supervision over the primaries and elections in North Carolina. It also may make rules regarding elections and campaign finance provided they do not contradict the law. When rules are proposed, a public comment period and a public hearing about the rule takes place.
The Rules Review Commission reviews rules that the State Board adopts for compliance with the requirements in Chapter 150B. For more about the Rules Review Commission, including a list of date of their upcoming meetings, visit the NC Office of Administrative Hearings.
Associate General Counsel Kelly Tornow is the State Board's rulemaking coordinator.
To be added to the list of interested parties for rule-making conducted by the State Board of Elections:
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255
Information about upcoming public hearings for rulemaking will be posted here when available.
Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 150B-21.1, notice is hereby given that the State Board of Elections intends to adopt or amend the following permanent rules:
- 08 NCAC 01 .0107
- 08 NCAC 09 .0106 - .0109
- 08 NCAC 20 .0101
- 08 NCAC 21 .0102 - .0104, .0107, .0202, .0203, .0401, .0501
For a summary of each proposed rule, visit our press release: State Board Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Rules. The full text is available here: Proposed Rules.
The State Board of Elections voted in an open meeting on February 23, 2021, to publish the proposed text in the North Carolina Register, and the agency invites public comment on this matter from Monday, March 1, 2021, through Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Public comment may be made through any of the following methods:
A public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please use the Panelist code provided in the confirmation email if you plan to make an oral comment during the public hearing. Please use the Attendee code if you wish to listen to the hearing but don’t plan to provide a comment.