DISPLACED PRECINCT OFFICIALS/NATURAL DISASTER.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 242 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 28, 2019
AN ACT TO ALLOW CERTAIN ELECTION OFFICIALS TO WORK ON ELECTION DAY WHEN THOSE OFFICIALS WERE UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED TRAINING DUE TO DISPLACEMENT RESULTING FROM A DECLARATION OF DISASTER.
Intro. by Speciale.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 21 2019)
H 242

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 20 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Modifies the proposed changes to GS 163A-822, which allows precinct officials to work on election day notwithstanding failure to attend the instructional meeting if the official resides in a county that received a disaster declaration and was displaced as a result of the disaster, now conditioning the exception on the chair of the county board of elections determining and verifying that the precinct official has previously attended an instructional meeting within two years, has been provided with updates on election procedures since that instructional meeting, and has experience working prior elections (previously only required previous training and experience working in prior elections).


  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information

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

    Modifies the proposed changes to GS 163A-822, which allows precinct officials to work on election day notwithstanding failure to attend the instructional meeting if the official resides in a county that received a disaster declaration and was displaced as a result of the disaster, to specify that the disaster declaration referenced is a gubernatorial disaster declaration under Article 1A, the NC Emergency Management Act, of GS Chapter 166A.


  • Summary date: Feb 28 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 163A-822, which requires county boards of elections to conduct instructional meetings for precinct officials and assistants prior to each primary and general election. Allows precinct officials to work on election day notwithstanding failure to attend the instructional meeting if the official resides in a county that received a disaster declaration and was displaced as a result of the disaster. Limits the exception to precinct officials who have been previously trained and have experience working prior elections as determined and verified by the county board.


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