North Carolina State Auditor

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020


The North Carolina Auditor is an elected executive position in the North Carolina state government. The Office of the Auditor acts as a watchdog for the state government and provides citizens, legislators, and government officials with professional and independent evaluations of North Carolina's financial records and performance reports. The state auditor's office provides independent, unbiased, and professional assessments of whether public resources are being properly accounted for. The primary type of audit the office performs is financial, but there are a number of duties that go along with auditing the state's use of taxpayer money: assess the security and integrity of the state's information technology systems; provide monitoring and technical assistance for non-government recipients of state grants; evaluate state programs; provide guidance to the legislature on the operation of all aspects of state government, clerks of court, University systems, and community colleges. The salary for this position is $124,676/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) Obtain the required amount of signatures for the office that you are seeking. The amount of signatures required varies depending upon office. Questions related to petition signature requirements should be referred to the North Carolina Board of Elections. 3) Submit your filing papers to the state board of elections prior to the last Friday in June, which is the deadline for independent (unaffiliated) candidates. If you wish to participate in the primary, your filing period will be much earlier (late December in the year prior to the elections. The state elections office can be contacted at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, 430 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US