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Campaign Finance Reports

Any candidate, referendum committee, or political action committee as defined in NCGS §163-278.6 must register by filing the appropriate organizational forms. 

NCGS §163-278.7: Every treasurer of a political committee shall participate in training as to the duties of the office within three months of appointment, and at least every four years thereafter. Click here for a complete list of available mandatory training seminars.

You can download the Campaign Reporting Forms from the State web site. The State also maintains a comprehensive site on Campaign Financing.

Who must file campaign reports?

Those persons filing Campaign Finance forms with the Johnston County Board of Elections are candidates for:

  • County Commissioners
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • Sheriff
  • Register of Deeds
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors
  • Mayors and City/Town Council Members/Commissioner Members
  • Board of Education Members
  • Referenda committees and PACs influencing issues strictly within the confines of Orange County register with the Orange County Board of Elections

All Joint Fundraiser Committees must file financial Disclosure Reports, regardless of amounts spent or received. Candidate committees with intentions of spending and/or receiving $1000 or less will file a Certification of Threshold in lieu of Disclosure Reports.

What forms are to be filed?

The forms are varied, depending on what type of committee and the amount of committee expenditures and receipts. Most committees file a Statement of Organization, a Certification of Treasurer, a Certification of Financial Account Information, and periodic financial Disclosure Reports.

Where can these forms be obtained?

Forms are available at the Johnston County Board of Elections office or can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website at www.sboe.state.nc.us. Campaign Reporting Forms

Where should forms be filed?

All forms and reports must be delivered either by:

  • Manual Delivery -
         Johnston County Board of Elections, 205 S. Second Street, Smithfield, NC; or
  • Postal Service Delivery (certified mail is strongly recommended) -
         Johnston County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 1172, Smithfield, NC 27577.

Deadlines

Organizational papers and the initial Disclosure Report must be filed within 10 calendar days of the first financial activity or within 10 days of filing for office, whichever occurs first. For subsequent reports, committees follow schedules set forth by NC General Statutes depending on the election. Substantial penalties may be levied for late reports.

Campaign Reporting Schedule for 2010

Deadline Report Notes
Within 10 days Organizational Report Filed within 10 days of filing for office or within 10 days of starting to spend or receive money to run for office - if prior to filing for office.
January 29, 2010 2009 Year End Semi-Annual Report Required from all registered committees and elected officials.
Covers from July 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
April 26, 2010 2010 First Quarter Plus Report Required from all candidates and elected officials actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from last report through April 17th.
April 18 - May 4, 2010 48-Hour Report Required when contributions of $1000 or more are received. Due within 48 Hours of receiving such a contribution.
July 12, 2010 2010 Second Quarter Report Required from all registered committees actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from the last report through June 30th.
July 30, 2010 2010 Mid Year Semi-Annual Report Required from all registered committees NOT actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from the last report through June 30th.
October 25, 2010 2010 Third Quarter Plus Report Required from all registered committees actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from the last report through October 16th.
October 17 - November 2, 2010 48-Hour Report Required when contributions of $1000 or more are received. Due within 48 Hours of receiving such a contribution.
January 11, 2011 2010 Fourth Quarter Report Required from all registered committees actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from the last report through December 31st.
January 28, 2011 2010 Year End Semi-Annual Report Required from all registered committees NOT actively participating in the current year elections. Covers from July 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010.
Final Report Final Report Filed when all funds are disbursed, loans repaid or forgiven, and committee bank account closed.

Further Information

For more campaign finance information, contact the Johnston County Board of Elections at 919-989-5095, or view the State of North Carolina Campaign Finance Website.

How to Obtain Copies of Filed Campaign Reports

To obtain copies of Campaign Finance Reports on file for elected officials, you can view them in person at the Board of Elections office in Smithfield, or you can order copies to be mailed to you through the Elections Office. The Board of Elections Office in Smithfield holds copies of the Campaign Finance Reports for the local Johnston County officials. For more information about obtaining copies of these reports, please contact the Board of Elections Office directly at 919-989-5095.


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