Lobbying in North Carolina
The Lobbying Compliance Division administers the registration and reporting of lobbyists and certain other groups. Lobbying is the influencing or attempting to influence legislative or executive branch action. Lobbyists, lobbyist principals, state and local liaisons (those representing state and local governments), must register annually to lobby certain elected and appointed governmental officials. All must report quarterly and all of this information is accessible in our Directory.
What We Do
The Lobbying Compliance Division of the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement administers and enforces the lobbying provisions of the Elections and Ethics Enforcement Act. The Division was formerly housed within the Secretary of State’s Office. In 2017, the General Assembly transferred it to the State Board, and the transfer became effective in 2018.
Through the Division, lobbyists, lobbyist principals, legislative liaisons, and solicitors may register and file reports electronically. The Division publishes and maintains a real-time directory of these registrants, and provides online access to registrations and reports. The Division also examines reports to ensure complete and timely disclosure of reportable lobbying expenditures.
Mailing AddressN.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement
Post Office Box 27255
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611-7255