RESTRICT MENTALLY INCOMPETENT FROM VOTING.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 668 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO DISQUALIFY THOSE ADJUDICATED MENTALLY INCOMPETENT FROM VOTING.
Intro. by Cook, Rabin.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 3 2013)

Bill History:

S 668

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 4 2013 - More information

    Subject to approval at a statewide election on November 4, 2014, amends Section 2 of Article VI of the NC Constitution to prohibit a person adjudicated incompetent who has not been restored to competency from voting. If approved, the amendment becomes effective January 1, 2015.

    Amends GS 163-82.14 to require the State Board of Election to report by the 15th of each month, on information concerning individuals for whom an order adjudicating the individual incompetent has been entered, to the county board of elections. Requires the county board of elections to provide notice to the individuals and if the individual does not object, to remove the person's name from the voter registration records.

    Enacts new GS 163-82.20B requiring the State Board of Elections and the Administrative Office of the Courts to develop and implement educational programs and procedures for persons to apply to register to vote at the time an order is entered that they are restored to competency.

    Amends GS 163-85 to allow a challenge as to whether a person may register, remain registered, or vote to be made when a person has been adjudicated incompetent and is ineligible to vote.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 163-55, GS 163-82.1, GS 163-82.6, GS 163-82.20, and GS 163-258.27.

    Statutory provisions become effective only if the constitutional amendment is approved. If the amendment is approved, the statutory changes become effective January 1, 2015.


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