AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PARTISAN ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CHEROKEE, RUTHERFORD, CLAY, AND DAVIE COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND THE IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Provides that beginning in 2016, all members of the Cherokee County Board of Education (Board) will be elected on a partisan basis, at the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire. Provides that candidates for election to the Board will be nominated at the same time and manner as other county officers. Such elected members are to take office and qualify on the first Monday in December of the year of their election and as such the terms of their predecessors will expire at the same time. Requires vacancies on the Board for positions elected on a partisan basis to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1, provisions concerning the filling of partisan elected positions.
Amends GS 115C-37.1(d) to provide that the provisions of the statute also apply to Cherokee County, effective the first Monday in December 2016.
Amends Section 2 of Chapter 502 of the 1975 Session Laws to delete language that provided that no primary election would be held for the seats of the Cherokee County Board of Education.
Makes other conforming and clarifying positions, including repealing Section 8 of Chapter 502 of the 1975 Session Laws, concerning the filing for nonpartisan candidacy for the Cherokee County Board of Education.
Also amends Section 10 of Chapter 502 of the 1975 Session Laws to clarify that vacancies occurring in nonpartisan positions in 2012 or 2014 for the Board must be filled within 20 days of such vacancy by the remaining members of the Board and for the unexpired term. Makes technical changes.
Provides that the bill does not affect any term of office of a person elected in 2014 or 2014 to the Board.
Provides that all laws and clauses in conflict with this bill are repealed to the extent of the conflict.
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