North Carolina State Auditor

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 08, 2016

Filing Window

Feb 24, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016


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) To run for office by petition, you must first file a Petition request from your applicable filing office. The number of signatures, deadlines and other information can be found here: 3) If you are running in a multi county district, nomination petitions are due to County Election Boards (CBEs) for authentication 15 days before they are due to the North Carolina State Board of Election. If you are running in a single county district, you must submit all filing forms to your local County Election Board accompanied with authenticated nominating papers by the last Friday in June in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. These forms must be submitted by noon. If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections by phone at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US