AMEND W-S CHARTER/CERTAIN CANDIDATES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 245 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 2, 2017
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM PROCESS FOR THE ELECTION OF INDEPENDENT OR NONPARTISAN CANDIDATES IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
Intro. by Conrad, Terry, Lambeth, Hanes.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-72 (House Action) (Jun 28 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 181, filed 3/6/17.

 

H 245/S.L. 2017-72

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 29 2017 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM PROCESS FOR THE ELECTION OF INDEPENDENT OR NONPARTISAN CANDIDATES IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Enacted June 28, 2017. Effective June 28, 2017.


  • Summary date: Mar 29 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends the proposed revisions to the Winston-Salem city charter in SL 1927-232, now providing that any candidate seeking nomination by petition for municipal office must comply with the requirements of Article 11 of GS Chapter 163 (Nomination by Petition). The 1st edition required the Forsyth County Board of Elections to include among the candidates for municipal office, as independent or nonpartisan candidates, the name of any qualified voter who has been requested to be a candidate for office in accordance with the uniform municipal election laws under GS Chapter 163, Subchapter IX. 

    Provides that the Forsyth County Board of Elections can prescribe rules and regulations governing: (1) the setting the date and time completed petitions must be timely submitted for verification (currently not specified) and (2) stating the information to be set out in the petition.

    Makes organizational and technical changes.


  • Summary date: Mar 2 2017 - More information

    Amends SL 1927-232, as amended, by amending the Winston-Salem city charter to require the Forsyth County Board of Elections to include among the candidates for municipal office, as independent or nonpartisan candidates, the name of any qualified voter who has been requested to be a candidate for office in accordance with the uniform municipal election laws under GS Chapter 163, Subchapter IX (deletes the specified petition requirements in the charter).


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