NOTICE: Lobbying

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.

State Board Meetings

The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with the administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure and compliance in North Carolina.  

The public evidentiary hearing into irregularities in the 9th Congressional District election, previously scheduled on January 11, 2019 has been POSTPONED.

The public documents portal for the 9th Congressional District investigation is here. "Exhibit List & Descriptions" is the table of contents.


Press inquiries should be directed to the agency's public information officer at [email protected].




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Rule Making

The State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is responsible for the administrative Rules found in Chapter 8 of the North Carolina Administrative Code

To be added to the list of interested parties for rule-making conducted by the State Board of Elections, email [email protected] or mail to PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255. The most recent notice of rulemaking is available here.