New Candidate Committees

When is a candidate required to set up a committee?

An individual must file organizational paperwork with the Cabarrus County Board of Elections office within 10 days of whichever of these actions occurs first:

  • a public announcement of candidacy is made
  • any money is spent or received in support of that candidacy
  • a notice of candidacy or petition requesting to be a candidate is filed
  • a person is certified as the nominee of a political party for a vacancy

What forms are required in order to set up a committee?

The organizational paperwork must include:

  • Statement of Organization-Candidate Committee (CRO-2100A)
  • Certification of Treasurer (CRO-3100)
  • Certification of Financial Account Number Information (CRO-3500)
  • Candidate Designation of Committee Funds (CRO-3900). This optional form is recommended to ensure the candidate's choice of committee fund distribution in the event the candidate dies before the committee is closed.

Links to NC State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement

  1. New Candidate Courses
  2. New Treasurer Course
  3. Mandatory Compliance Training
  4. Mandatory Compliance Training Schedule for NC Campaign Treasurers
  5. Candidate Campaign Finance Manual
  6. Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule
  7. Campaign Finance Reporting Forms
  8. Campaign Finance Reporting Software
  9. Campaign Finance Report Audits

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