Elaine Marshall is the current Secretary of State for North Carolina, and she has held this position since 1997. She is the first woman to be elected to a state office in North Carolina, and her term of office is derived from Article III, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution. The Secretary of State's office is responsible for a variety of tasks, such as filing annual reports electronically, providing official documents for forming LLCs, and publishing the North Carolina Handbook and Directory of State and County Officials. The office has also received reports of individuals impersonating the North Carolina Secretary of State Department to entice loan applicants to pay an upfront fee. North Carolina's Secretary of State is popularly elected every four years in presidential election years.
To form a new North Carolina corporation, you must file a Request for Reinstatement After Dissolution, Form B-08. In 2000, Elaine Marshall won re-election to the position of 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 All Forms for LLC page on the Secretary of State website contains all the official documents needed to form your LLC in North Carolina. Incumbent Elaine Marshall defeated Michael LaPaglia in the North Carolina Secretary of State election.