North Dakota Auditor

Employer / Organization

North Dakota

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 04, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020


The North Dakota State Auditor is charged with advocating for government accountability, in addition to auditing state financial information. Essentially, any spending by the state is monitored the state auditor. Responsibilities of this position also include: investigations of fraud and illegal fiscal actions, prescribing uniform state budgeting, accounting services for public education, and providing the public with the state's current financial standing. The auditor oversees three divisions: Division of the State Audit, Division of Local Government Audit, and Division of Royal Audit. The state auditor serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of this position in $96,794 per year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the North Dakota Secretary of State Division 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. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: certification of nomination, affidavit of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run for a partisan position please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 64th day before the general election in November (if the 64th day before the general election falls on Labor Day, the deadline will be the following business day). Candidates may not circulate petitions earlier than 150 days from when they are due. The North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Division of Elections can be reached at (701) 328-4146. Additionally, the North Dakota Elections Calendar can be found here:

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Ohio Secretary of State's Office, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, US