Please note: The Department of the Secretary of State now has responsibility for lobbying registrations, expense report filings, enforcement, and other matters.
The employees who implement and enforce the Act have been transferred to, and work at, the Secretary of State’s office. Here is the contact information that we have been provided by the Secretary of State:
NC Department of the Secretary of State
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 29622, Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
Physical Address: 2 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903 (Old Revenue Building)
Phone: (919) 814 - 5270
Email: [email protected]
What does this mean for you?
If you are a lobbyist, lobbyist principal, liaison or other lobbying-related filer, as of noon, on Friday, December 28, 2018, you can no longer file registrations or lobbying expense reports with the State Board of Elections. All lobbying related registrations and reports must be filed with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. All questions related to filing should also go to the Secretary of State.
If you are a designated individual, please contact the Secretary of State to:
- Do research regarding lobbyists and lobbyist principals,
- Get information about the directory of lobbyists,
- File a gift report.
If you want to file a lobbying related complaint or inquire about a previously filed lobbying complaint, you will need to contact the Secretary of State.
If you are a member of the media and wish to do research or ask questions regarding lobbyists, lobbyist principals, and lobbying related matters, you should contact the Secretary of State.
Important: Please keep in mind that as of noon, Friday, December 28, the State Board of Elections no longer accepts lobbying-related filings. Please save yourself some time: contact the Secretary of State directly for lobbying registration and reporting related matters.