AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT SIX MEMBERS OF THE BUNCOMBE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION BE ELECTED BY ELIGIBLE VOTERS FROM THE DISTRICT THOSE MEMBERS REPRESENT.
Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends Section 4 of SL 1975-532, as amended, to require the candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education representing districts to be voted on by the eligible voters residing in that district, and the candidate representing the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit at large to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit (currently, requires candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education and the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Administrative Unit). Also eliminates the requirement that the Buncombe County Board of Education be elected by nonpartisan election. Makes a technical correction to specify that candidates representing districts cannot file their notice of candidacy earlier than noon on the first Friday in July. Makes language gender neutral. Makes further technical and clarifying changes.
Establishes parameters with which the Board must comply in establishing or revising electoral districts with regard to population data, territorial contiguity, racial data, district compactness, municipal boundaries, election data, member residence, and community considerations.
Requires the Board to establish the boundaries of the electoral districts required by the act on or before January 1, 2023, and revise the districts thereafter in accordance with state law.
Applies to elections conducted on or after January 1, 2024.
Changes the act's titles.
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