Reporting Schedules

Submitting Reports

In-Person

Due to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission at this time, the NC State Board of Elections will only be providing the drop box in the lobby of our physical location for committees to submit campaign disclosure reports in person.

As a result, State Board staff will not be available to date stamp or make copies of report covers or be available for in-person questions. For questions, please email State Board staff at campaign.reporting@ncsbe.gov. Thank you for your understanding.

By Mail

The campaign finance office of the State Board of Elections strongly encourages treasurers to send all disclosure reports by certified mail or by other delivery services with proof of pickup and delivery dates. 

Due to the COVID-19 situation in North Carolina, the State Board of Elections office is not accepting in-person appointments.

We have several options available for your convenience:

  • Certified mailing
  • U.S. Postal Service mail (USPS)
  • Overnight delivery by FedEx and UPS   
  • Onsite drop box located in the main lobby of the State Board of Elections office (please use the sign in log sheet for campaign finance located with the drop box).

Reports sent by FedEx or UPS overnight will require a physical address:

Third Floor
430 N Salisbury St
6400 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27603-1362

Please use the following address for USPS when mailing reports:

PO Box 27255
Raleigh NC 27611-7255

Our main telephone number is (919) 814-0700 or email us at elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov.

Notices of Reports Due

Notices of reports due are sent by the board of elections to committee treasurers. Please note that if the address of a committee’s treasurer is not current, that committee may not receive these notifications but must still file the reports.

Treasurer Responsibility

The treasurer is responsible for obtaining evidence of the mailing date for reports. Metered postage does not prove timely filing because a meter may be set to any date. A postmark is evidence of timely mailing, but you must request that the post office place a legible postmark on your envelope; the process is no longer automatic. Many of the letters we receive bear no postmark or illegible postmarks. Treasurers are advised to send reports through registered or certified mail.

 

Candidates, Parties and PAC Schedule: Quarterly and Semiannual Reporting

A candidate committee, political party committee or PAC’s status as a quarterly or semiannual filer is determined by N.C.G.S. § 163-278.9. 

Please note: 48 Hour Reports may also be required. See below.

Please also note: The treasurer of a newly organized candidate committee, political party committee or PAC is required to file an organizational report no later than the 10th day following the date the candidate files notice of candidacy or the 10th day following the organization of the political committee, whichever occurs first. This report must disclose all contributions and expenditures since the organization of the committee.

 

2022 State and County Reporting Schedule

Report Year Report Name Report Start Date Report End Date Report Due Date
2022 First Quarter Plus 01/01/2022 04/30/2022 05/10/2022
2022 Second Quarter 05/01/2022 06/30/2022 07/12/2022
2022 Third Quarter Plus 07/01/2022 10/22/2022 11/01/2022
2022 Fourth Quarter 10/23/2022 12/31/2022 01/11/2023
2022 Mid-Year Semiannual* 01/01/2022 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 Year-End Semiannual* 07/01/2022 12/31/2022 01/27/2023

*Only due from candidates that are not appearing on the ballot in the 2022 elections.

2022 Primary Election Date 2022 General Election Date
05/17/2022 11/08/2022

 

Candidates, Parties, PACs and Referendum Committees: 48 Hour Reports

A candidate committee, political party committee, PAC, or referendum committee that receives a contribution or transfer of funds of $1,000 or more before an election but after the period covered by the last report due before that election is required to file a 48 Hour Report disclosing the contribution. 48 Hour Reports are submitted using form CRO-2220 48 Hour Notice (PDF) and must be filed with the board of elections within 48 hours of receipt of the contribution.

An additional form CRO-1510 In-Kind Contributions (PDF) is required if the contribution is an in-kind contribution. Unlike other reports, a 48 Hour Report that must be filed with the State Board of Elections may be sent by fax to (919) 715-0135 or email to campaign.reporting@ncsbe.gov. Please contact your county board of elections for information about how to file 48 Hours Reports with your county board office.

A contribution disclosed in a 48 Hour Report must also be disclosed on the next due report.

 

48 Hour Reporting Period for Candidates, Parties, and PACs

NOTE:  48-hour notice reporting requirements for the July 26, 2022 second primary only apply to candidates for sheriff in Graham and Wake Counties.

Report Year Election 48 Hour Report Period Report Due Date
2022 Primary 05/01/2022 through 05/17/2022 Within 48 hours of receipt
2022 Second Primary 07/1/2022 through 07/26/2022 Within 48 hours of receipt
2022 General 10/23/2022 through 11/08/2022 Within 48 hours of receipt

 

2022 Referendum Reporting Schedule

The treasurer of each referendum committee is required to file reports consistent with N.C.G.S. § 278.9A.

Please note: 48 Hour Reports may also be required.

Please also note: The treasurer of a newly organized referendum committee is required to file an organizational report no later than the 10th day following the organization of the referendum committee. This report must disclose all contributions and expenditures since the organization of the committee.

 

For Referendums on the May 2022 Ballot

2022 Primary Election Date: 05/17/2022

Report Name Coverage Dates Due Date

Organizational Report

Up to the first 10 days of the committee’s activity

Within 10 days of the committee organizing

Pre-Referendum Report

Period start date is the day after the Organizational Report ends. Report must cover all contributions and expenditures through 5/02/2022

05/09/2022

Final Report

Must cover 05/03/222 through 05/20/2022

05/27/2022

Supplemental Final

If the Final Report does not cover all contributions and expenditures, the Supplemental Final must cover 05/21/2022 through 12/31/2022

01/09/2023

Annual Report 01/01/2023 through 12/31/2023 01/08/2024

 

For Referendums on the November 2022 Ballot

2022 General Election Date: 11/08/2022

Report Name Coverage Dates Due Date

Organizational Report

Up to the first 10 days of the committee’s activity

Within 10 days of the committee organizing

Pre-Referendum Report

Period start date is the day after the Organizational Report ends. Report must cover all contributions and expenditures through 10/24/2022

10/31/2022

Final Report

Must cover 10/25/2022 through 11/11/2022

11/18/2022

Supplemental Final

If the Final Report does not cover all contributions and expenditures, the Supplemental Final must cover 11/12/2022 through 12/31/2022

01/09/2023

Annual Report

01/01/2023 through 12/31/2023

01/08/2024

 

48 Hour Reporting Period for Referendum Committees

Report Year Election 48 Hour Report Period Report Due Date

2022

Referendums on the May Ballot

05/03/2022 through 05/17/2022

Within 48 hours of receipt

2022

Referendums on the November ballot

10/25/2022 through 11/08/2022

Within 48 hours of receipt

 

Legal Expense Fund Report Schedule

The treasurer of each legal expense fund is required to file reports consistent with N.C.G.S. § 163-278.308. 

Please note: The treasurer of a newly organized legal expense fund is required to file an organizational report within 10 days of the creation of the legal expense fund.

 

2022 Legal Expense Fund Report Schedule

Report Year Report Name Report Start Date Report End Date Report Due Date
2022 First Quarter 01/01/2022 03/31/2022 04/14/2022
2022 Second Quarter 04/01/2022 06/30/2022 07/15/2022
2022 Third Quarter 07/01/2022 09/30/2022 10/14/2022
2022 Fourth Quarter 10/01/2022 12/31/2022 01/17/2023

 

2022 Municipal Election Reporting Schedules

This set of municipal reporting schedules applies to the delayed municipal elections that are being held during Spring 2022 based on House Bill 243. Also, the reporting schedules for even-year municipal elections held during Fall 2022 have been added. The schedules below are sorted according to the election method. For information about election methods, see Types of Elections: Municipal Elections.

Please note that the only schedule added for the Fall 2022 elections is Type 1 - Nonpartisan Plurality.

 

Fall 2022 Municipal Elections

Type 1: Nonpartisan Plurality

Event Report End Date Report Due Date
Organizational Report - Within 10 days of organizing
Election Day 11/08/2022 -
2022 Mid-Year Semi-Annual Report 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 35-Day Report 09/27/2022 10/04/2022
2022 Pre-Election Report 10/24/2022 10/31/2022
2022 Year-End Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2022 01/27/2022

 

Spring 2022 Municipal Elections

Type 1: Nonpartisan Plurality

Event Report End Date Report Due Date
Organizational Report - Within 10 days of organizing
Election Day 05/17/2022 -
2022 35-Day Report 04/05/2022 04/12/2022
2022 Pre-Election Report 05/02/2022 05/09/2022
2022 Mid-Year Semi-Annual Report 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 Year-End Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2022 01/27/2023

 

Type 2: Partisan

Event Report End Date Report Due Date
Organizational Report - Within 10 days of organizing
Primary Day 05/17/2022 -
Election Day 07/26/2022 -
2022 35-Day Report 04/05/2022 04/12/2022
2022 Pre-Primary Report 05/02/2022 05/09/2022
2022 Mid-Year Semi-Annual Report (if not in election) 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 Pre-Election Report 07/11/2022 07/18/2022
2022 Year-End Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2022 01/27/2023

 

Type 3: Nonpartisan with Primary

Event Report End Date Report Due Date
Organizational Report - Within 10 days of organizing
Primary Day 05/17/2022 -
Election Day 07/26/2022 -
2022 35-Day Report (if in primary) 04/05/2022 04/12/2022
2022 Pre-Primary Report (if in primary) 05/02/2022 05/09/2022
2022 35-Day Report (if not in primary) 06/14/2022 06/21/2022
2022 Mid-Year Semi-Annual Report (if not in election) 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 Pre-Election Report 07/11/2022 07/18/2022
2022 Year-End Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2022 01/27/2023

 

Type 4: Nonpartisan with Runoff

Event Report End Date Report Due Date
Organizational Report - Within 10 days of organizing
Election Day 05/17/2022 -
Runoff Day 07/26/2022 -
2022 35-Day Report 04/05/2022 04/12/2022
2022 Pre-Election Report 05/02/2022 05/09/2022
2022 Mid-Year Semi-Annual Report (if not in runoff) 06/30/2022 07/29/2022
2022 Pre-Runoff Report (if in runoff) 07/11/2022 07/18/2022
2022 Year-End Semi Annual Report 12/31/2022 01/27/2023