state board of elections

6400 Mail Service Center ● Raleigh, NC 27699-6400


GARY O. BARLETT                                                                                                                         Mailing Address

Director                                                                                                                                                  PO Box 27255

                                                                                                                                                                Raleigh, NC 27611-7255

                                                                                                                                                                (919) 733-7173

                                                                                                                                                                Fax (919) 715-1035


July 25, 2001


Attorney Steven B. Long

Maupin, Taylor, and Ellis

PO Box 19764

Raleigh, NC 27619-9764


RE: Your Letter of July 16, 2001


Dear Mr. Long:


This letter contains an opinion of this office being reported as per GS 163-278.23.


There is no legal requirement under GS  163-278.7A or any other North Carolina election law or regulation that requires a separate bank account to support only the North Carolina activities of an FEC-registered PAC. The conclusion in your July 16, 2001 letter is correct under the current law.


If any of the circumstances set out in your recent letter changes, please contact this office.






                                                                                                                Gary O. Bartlett

                                                                                                                Executive Secretary-Director