Bill Summaries: all (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 11 2013 - View summary

    Amends the charter of the Town of Ronda (Town) to allow the recall of the mayor and board of commissioners only if approved in a referendum during the election conducted on November 5, 2013. Requires a recall petition to be filed with the town clerk that bears signatures of at least 50% of the registered voters of the Town. The county board of elections will then verify the signatures of the petition, certifying its sufficiency to the governing body. The governing body must adopt a resolution calling for a recall election to be held between 60 and 120 days of the certification. Each petiton can only contain the name of one officer to be recalled. However, multiple qualified petitions can be simultaneously filed with the town clerk.  If a majority of the votes cast are for the officer's recall, the officer is removed on the date the board of elections certifies the results of the election.  Vacancies created by a recall will be filled pursuant to GS 160A-63.  A removed officer cannot be appointed or reappointed to any elective office during the remainder of the unexpired term. Petitions cannot be filed during the first six months of the officer's term or the last six months before the expiration of the officer's term. No more than one recall election can be held for an officer during a single term.