RESTORE LAST SATURDAY EARLY ONE-STOP (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 335 (Public) Filed Monday, March 13, 2017
AN ACT TO RESTORE EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING ON THE LAST SATURDAY BEFORE THE 2018 ELECTION AND TO ALLOW FLEXIBILITY IN EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING SITES ON INHABITED ISLANDS WITH NO BRIDGE ACCESS TO THAT ISLAND.
Intro. by Burr, K. Hall, Saine, Bumgardner.

Status: Ch. SL 2018-129 (House Action) (Jul 9 2018)

SOG comments (1):

Short and Long Title Changes

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes changes to the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

VACANCIES/NC SUP CT/CT OF APP/SUPERIOR CT/DAS.

AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES ARE FILLED IN THE OFFICES OF JUSTICE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, JUDGE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS, JUDGE OF SUPERIOR COURT, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY.

Bill History:

H 335/S.L. 2018-129

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 10 2018 - More information

    AN ACT TO RESTORE EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING ON THE LAST SATURDAY BEFORE THE 2018 ELECTION AND TO ALLOW FLEXIBILITY IN EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING SITES ON INHABITED ISLANDS WITH NO BRIDGE ACCESS TO THAT ISLAND. Enacted July 9, 2018. Effective July 9, 2018, except as otherwise provided.


  • Summary date: Jun 28 2018 - More information

    Senate committee substitute deletes all provisions of 1st edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO RESTORE EARLY-ONE STOP VOTING ON THE LAST SATURDAY BEFORE THE 2018 ELECTION AND TO ALLOW FLEXIBILITY IN EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING SITES ON INHABITED ISLANDS WITH NO BRIDGE ACCESS TO THAT ISLAND

    Amends GS 163A-1300(b), as amended by SL 2018-112, allowing for early voting not earlier than the third Wednesday before an election, and not later than 1:00 PM on the last Saturday before that election. Previously early voting was allowed not later than 7:00 PM on the last Friday before that election. Allows a county board of elections to conduct one-stop voting on the last Saturday before the election from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM and allows the county board to conduct one-stop early voting until 5:00 PM on that Saturday. Expires January 1, 2019. 

    Amends GS 163A-1303(c)(4), as amended by SL 2018-112, exempting one-stop voting sites opened on the last Saturday before the election from the requirement that all one-stop sites open on Saturday be open for the same number of hours uniformly throughout the county. Expires January 1, 2019. 

    Amends GS 163A-1303, as amended by SL 2018-112, adding new subsection (d), allowing a county board of elections in a county which includes a barrier island and meets the four specified requirements, including that it has no bridge to the mainland, to propose a Plan for Implementation, by unanimous vote of the board, providing for a site in that county for absentee ballots to be cast with days and hours that vary from the county board of elections. If the county board cannot reach unanimity, members of the county board may petition the State Board to adopt a plan for the county. Any Plan approved under this subsection must provide for a uniform location, days, and hours for that site throughout the absentee ballot voting period.  


  • Summary date: Mar 13 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 163­9(a) and GS 163­10 to require that vacancy appointments to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, superior courts, or district attorney be made from a list of three persons recommended by the specified committees of the political party with which the vacating member was affiliated when elected. Lists for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are submitted by the state executive committee for the political party, lists for superior court seats for single­county judicial districts are submitted by the county executive committee for the political party, lists for superior court seats for multicounty judicial districts are made by the district executive committee for the political party, and lists for district attorneys are submitted by the prosecutorial district committee for the political party. Directs that a prosecutorial district committee must consist of at least one member appointed by the county executive committee of that political party from each county included in that prosecutorial district. Authorizes county executive committees to elect more than one member to the prosecutorial district committee, and directs that in such a case each member casts an equal share of the votes allotted to the county.


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