Who is North Carolina's Secretary of State?

Elaine Folk Marshall is an American lawyer and politician who has been serving as the Secretary of State for North Carolina since 1997. Learn more about her election, duties and how to form an LLC in NC.

Who is North Carolina's Secretary of State?

Elaine Folk Marshall is an American lawyer and politician who has been serving as the Secretary of State for North Carolina since 1997.She is the first woman to be elected to a state office in North Carolina and is a member of the Democratic Party. If your North Carolina corporation has been dissolved, you can reinstate it by filing a Request for Reinstatement After Dissolution, Form B-08.In the 2000 election, incumbent Elaine Marshall was victorious over Michael LaPaglia in the race for North Carolina Secretary of State. This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to file an annual report electronically with the North Carolina Secretary of State Department. The Secretary of State is popularly elected every four years in presidential election years.

Most of the duties of the Secretary of State have been taken over by General Assembly staff or committees, but some tasks remain, such as publishing the North Carolina Handbook and the Directory of State and County Officials. The North Carolina Secretary of State's Office has received reports of people impersonating the North Carolina Secretary of State Department to get loan applicants to pay an upfront fee. To form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in North Carolina, you will need to fill out two forms: L-01 (North Carolina LLC Organizational Articles) and BE-01 (Cover Sheet for North Carolina Business Filings). However, you can also form a new North Carolina corporation instead of filing for reinstatement.

The most recent news stories related to the North Carolina Secretary of State can be found at this link. The establishment and term of office of the Secretary of State are outlined in Article III, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution. On November 7, 2000, Elaine Marshall was re-elected as the North Carolina Secretary of State. The official documents needed to form your LLC in North Carolina can be found on the All Forms for LLC page on the Secretary of State website.

If your corporation has been dissolved by the North Carolina Division of Corporations Division (SOS) Secretary of State, you can file this form to reinstate it.

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