AN ACT TO CREATE OPEN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS WITH PARTY DESIGNATIONS FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS. Enacted October 29, 2015. Effective October 29, 2015.
Summary date: Nov 5 2015 - View summary
Summary date: Sep 23 2015 - View summary
Senate committee substitute deletes the contents of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends GS 163-323 to require candidates for Judge of the Court of Appeals to indicate on the notice of candidacy, at the time it is filed, the candidate's political party affiliation. Requires that the party designation, or unaffiliated status, be verified and included on the ballot.
Makes conforming changes to GS 163-165.5.
Amends the act's titles.
Summary date: Jan 28 2015 - View summary
As the title indicates, amends the following provisions regarding statewide elections in order to restore partisan judicial elections for Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals: (1) GS 163-106(c), filing notice of candidacy, and subsection(d), notice of candidacy for certain offices to indicate vacancy; (2) GS 163-107(a), fee schedule; (3) GS 163-107.1(b), filing a petition instead of paying a filing fee; and (4) GS 163-111(c)(1), procedure for requesting second primary. Makes technical changes to insert gender-neutral language.
Makes conforming changes to remove the election of Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals from the provisions governing the election of judges in Subchapter X of GS Chapter 163.
Becomes effective for primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2016.