Campaign Finance Schedules, Reports & Forms
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Campaign Reporting Forms & Resources
All campaign finance reporting rules, forms, and instructions are provided by the N.C. State Board of Elections Ethics Enforcement via the links below.
The reporting schedule for a committee depends on the type of committee and whether it is actively involved in an election year.
Initial campaign finance paperwork to organize a committee is required to be filed within 10 days of a person becoming a "candidate" for campaign finance purposes. An Organizational Report is also due within 10 days of a committee organizing.
- 2023-2024 State and County Reporting Schedule
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Occupational Codes: Can be used as a reference to designate the "specific field" of employment for contributors (Box 3.c. on Form CRO-1210).
Required Training for Treasurers
Any treasurer that signs campaign finance reports is required by law to receive treasurer training from the State within three months of appointment and once every four years. This training is available online only. All in-person training seminars for 2021 have been cancelled.
Get specific information on NCSBE Campaign Finance Mandatory Compliance Training.
Carteret County candidates who wish to post political signs must comply with local ordinances (both Carteret County and incorporated town). The Board of Elections has no authority to regulate political signs. Any questions or complaints related to posting of campaign signs in a road or street right-of-way should be directed to NCDOT at (877) 368-4968 or individual town offices.
Carteret County reminds everyone of the importance of calling 811 before digging. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located. By calling North Carolina 811, you contact all member utilities with one call. More information is online at nc811.org.
Electronic Campaign Reporting
Campaign finance laws now require certain committees to file campaign finance reports electronically. This includes candidates for local offices if the cumulative total for the election cycle exceeds $5,000 in contributions, in expenditures, on in loans. The free software provided by the State can be used to file electronically and perform many of the calculations for you. Learn more about Campaign Finance Reporting Software.
Access to Campaign Reporting Documents
Documentation for active or serving campaigns that file electronically through the N.C. State Board of Elections can be found on their website. This will include current elected officials' campaigns reporting under or over the $1,000 threshold or reach $10,000 or more in their campaigns that are ACTIVE and not closed. Any other campaign finance reports are available at the Carteret County Board of Elections Office. All information is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time the report is posted.
Current Active or Serving Campaigns filed with Carteret County Board of Elections
Campaigns that file reports at the Carteret County Board of Elections Office include municipal and non-municipal campaigns under or over the $1,000 threshold. Reports can be requested at the Carteret County Board of Elections Office. All information is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time the report is posted.
Candidates who have filed a statement verifying that their intent is to remain under the $1,000 threshold for campaign finance reporting are required to keep records, but not required to file reports with the Carteret County Board of Election.
Candidates running in state races are required to file campaign finance reports with the N.C. State Board of Elections and those reports can be viewed on their website.
The Carteret County Board of Elections sends Notice of Noncompliance to committees that fail to file required reports. Committees that remain delinquent after a Notice of Noncompliance has been issued may have their Active Status terminated, rendering them ineligible to spend or raise money toward an election. Notice of Noncompliance and Termination of Active Status letters are public record.