North Carolina Attorney General

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Description

The Attorney General of North Carolina is an elected constitutional office in the executive branch of the North Carolina state government. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general provides legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions, writes legal opinions and litigates in criminal appeals cases. The attorney general is elected in presidential election years and is not subject to term limits. The attorney general, in addition to serving as the state's chief legal advisor, heads the North Carolina Department of Justice. The duties and responsibilities of office are dictated by the state constitution and state statutes: represent the state and its officials, departments, agencies and commissions in all civil matters; provide legal opinions, when requested by the general assembly, governor or other state official; assist judges, district attorneys, magistrates and municipal and county attorneys, handle criminal appeals from state trial courts. The office of the attorney general does not: prosecute specific crimes (unless requested by the local district attorney), have jurisdiction over local district attorneys, law enforcement agencies and personnel or courts, provide legal counsel to individuals or private organizations. 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, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US