AN ACT REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF CANDIDATES ON OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOTS. Enacted June 26, 2018. Effective June 26, 2018. Elections held in 2018 shall be conducted using the random selection process previously determined by the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement for all primaries and elections in 2018.
Summary date: Jun 26 2018 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 12 2018 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following technical change to 1st edition. Amends GS 163A-1114, rather than GS 163-165.6, due to recodification. Adds that notwithstanding GS 163A-1114, elections held in 2018 must be conducted using the random selection process previously determined by the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement for all primaries and elections in 2018. Prohibits any further drawing from being conducted for any ballot item for the 2018 election.
Summary date: Mar 27 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 163-165.6 to require that candidates appear on a ballot in either alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order by the candidates's last name, with the order determined each election by drawing at the State Board of Elections after the closing of the filing period for all offices on the ballot. Makes a conforming deletion of the the statute's provisions that established ballot placement for candidates on a county's ballots, for candidates on a general election ballot, and for candidates for judge of the Court of Appeals on general election ballots.