AN ACT TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF ELECTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE CRAVEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PARTISAN ELECTORAL DISTRICTS.
House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.
Requires that beginning in 2022, the Craven County Board of Education (Board) consist of seven members who are nominated and elected on a partisan basis in even numbered years as terms expire. Requires candidates to be nominated at the same time and manner as other county officers. Requires one member to be elected from each of the seven districts. Requires candidates to reside in the district for which they seek election. Provides that as the terms of the present members expire, beginning with the primary and election in 2022, and every two years thereafter, members of the Board are to be elected for staggered four year terms. Requires vacancies to be filled as follows: (1) for positions elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2018 or 2022, filled according to GS 115C-37(f); and (2) for positions elected on a partisan basis in 2022 and thereafter, filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1, effective the first Monday in December of 2022. Provides that the act does not affect the terms of office of any person elected to the Board in 2018 or 2020, with members elected in those years or any member appointed to fill a vacancy of a member elected in those years, to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.
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