West Virginia Auditor

Employer / Organization

West Virginia

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Apr 01, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018

Description

The West Virginia State Auditor is an elected, state executive position in the West Virginia state government. The auditor is the state's official bookkeeper and chief inspector, and is responsible for conducting audits of county governments, county boards of election, municipalities, boards, commissions, districts, offices, public authorities, public corporations, and county boards of education. The auditor is West Virginia's official bookkeeper, responsible for ensuring that state funds are withdrawn and deposited legally. As the state's chief inspector, the auditor is responsible for conducting audits of county governments, county boards of election, municipalities, boards, commissions, districts, offices, public authorities, public corporations, and county boards of education. Other duties include: reviewing and approving annual budgets; changing budgets during the fiscal year; approving proposed levy rates; overseeing the receipt of taxes collected by county sheriffs on behalf of the state; collecting and distributing public utility taxes for both the state and counties. The salary for this office is $95,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division 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 the appropriate campaign finance forms, a certificate of announcement form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate, the filing window for the certificate of announcement, which is required in order to participate in the primary election, runs from the second Monday in January until the last Saturday in January. For more information please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) If you plan to run as an independent candidate, submit the nominating certificate with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is August 1st (WV 3-5-24). The West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The West Virginia Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 304-558-6000 and the Elections Division website can be found here: http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/current/Documents/2016%20RFO%20Final.pdf

Submit application to:
West Virginia Secretary of State, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV, 25305, US