AN ACT TO AMEND ELECTION LAWS TO PROVIDE THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL A VACANCY OCCURRING IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE HELD WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE THE VACANCY OCCURS AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL FILL A VACANCY IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONLY BY NOMINATION OF THE POLITICAL PARTY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE VACANCY OCCURS.
Amends GS 163-13, concerning filling a vacancy in the US House of Representatives, providing that when a special election is required for such a vacancy, the election must be held within six months from the date the vacancy occurred.
Deletes language which provided for a special primary to nominate candidates to fill a vacancy through special election, depending on when the vacancy occurred. Now the special election established to fill a US House of Representatives vacancy will only be comprised of candidates nominated by political party congressional district executive committees.
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