Statement by North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall
Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall today issued this statement in regard to today’s House
Rules Committee Resolution:
“I strongly oppose today’s House Rules Committee resolution and I reject
Representative Millis’ claim that any state or federal laws were broken by this Department.
My Office has never commissioned a notary public on the basis of a DACA card. We
have openly communicated with the General Assembly about our process. We have always
told the General Assembly that if they want to change the notary law, we will administer such
changes. Not one single change has been sent to us to administer in this area.
The public should continue to have full confidence in the integrity of the more than
144,000 notaries public in North Carolina. Every single non-citizen we have commissioned as
a notary public has presented appropriate federally-issued work authorization documentation
to qualify as a notary.
I can only conclude that this is a political attack and nothing else.”