Bill Summary for H 468 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Mar 27 2013
S.L. 2013-261

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 468 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF HIGH POINT TO HOLD THE ELECTIONS IN ODD‑NUMBERED YEARS AND BY A NONPARTISAN PRIMARY AND ELECTION METHOD AS PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW AND TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TRYON.
Intro. by Faircloth.

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Amends Sec. 3.1 of the City of High Point's charter to change the election cycle in which municipal elections are conducted to odd-numbered years (was, even-numbered years) beginning with the 2017 election, and to change the method of electing the mayor and city council members to the nonpartisan primary (was, plurality) and election method under GS 163-294 (was, GS 163-292).  For the 2014 election only, the mayor and council members would be elected for three-year terms.  Requires these changes be approved by referendum in the November 2014 general election and provides for preclearance submittal if required under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Effective when the act becomes law unless otherwise provided.

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