Public Comment Period Opens on Use of Candidate Funds for Residential Property | Beaufort County Now

The State Board of Elections has opened the public comment period on the adoption of the rule cited as 08 NCAC 21 .0301. board of elections, public comment, candidate funds, residential property, april 15, 2020
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Public Comment Period Opens on Use of Candidate Funds for Residential Property

Press Release:

    Raleigh, N.C.     The State Board of Elections has opened the public comment period on the adoption of the rule cited as 08 NCAC 21 .0301. The full text can be found HERE.

    The public comment period ends June 15, 2020.

    Bob Hall, a registered voter and resident of Orange County, submitted a rulemaking petition to the State Board of Elections on January 23, 2020, under G.S. § 150B-20 and 08 NCAC 15 .0101.

    The petition proposed a prohibition on the use of candidate committee funds to purchase, lease, rent or reimburse the candidate for residential real property that is owned directly or indirectly by the candidate or a member of the candidate's family.

    The State Board granted the petition on March 20, 2020, which starts the rulemaking process, including proposing text of the rule and soliciting public comment.

    Public comment may be made by the following methods:

    Online: Public Comment Portal
    Email: rules@ncsbe.gov
    Mail: Attn: Rulemaking Coordinator, P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255

    A remote public hearing will be held as follows:

    Date: April 30, 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.
    Location: Please register to attend and/or speak HERE.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please use the Panelist code provided in the confirmation email if you plan to make an oral comment during the public hearing. Please use the Attendee code if you wish to listen to the hearing but don't plan to provide a comment.


  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov


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