Who can I appoint as my treasurer and what is required of that person?
  • The candidate may appoint themselves or any individual who is a resident of North Carolina, apart from the candidate's spouse, to serve as treasurer for the committee. 
  • Treasurers are responsible for maintaining all financial records of the committee, timely filing of reports, and ensuring the committee follows the campaign finance laws. 
  • The treasurer is responsible for setting up the committee and notifying the Board of Elections when changes occur. 
  • The treasurer should keep track of all committee transactions and keep records current within 7 days.
  • Treasurers are required receive mandatory compliance training from the State Board of Elections within three months of appointment, and once every four years thereafter.

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1. Where can I find more information about campaign finance?
2. When do I need to file paperwork to organize my political committee?
3. Who can I appoint as my treasurer and what is required of that person?
4. I will not take any contributions for my campaign. Do I still need to open a committee?
5. What are the rules for contributions to my candidate committee?
6. If I plan to stay under the $1,000 reporting threshold, do I need to keep track of the money I receive and spend?
7. Can I keep the money I raise for the campaign in my personal bank account?
8. What is an in-kind contribution?
9. I am planning a fundraiser and will sell plates of food. Do I need to keep track of how much each person buys?