Bill Summary for H 500 (2019-2020)

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Mar 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 500 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Intro. by Floyd, Alexander.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 163A-984 (currently provides for determination of primary results; second primaries), deleting the provisions applicable to second primaries, and makes a conforming change to the statute's catch line. Enacts new provisions that specify the procedures for instances where candidates receive the same number of votes. Provides that these provisions override any local act to the contrary. Deletes the provisions related to second primaries in various statutes of GS Chapter 163A.

Amends GS 160A-23.1(d) to delete the provisions governing a second primary. Requires cities using the nonpartisan primary and election method under GS 163-294 to hold the primary on the primary election date for county officers in the second year following a federal decennial census and requires the election to be held at the same time of the election for county officers in that year. Provides new language establishing that instead of a second primary, runoff results for those using the election and runoff method will be determined by the nonpartisan plurality election method pursuant to GS 163-292. Makes conforming changes.

Repeals the following statutes that relate to second primaries: GS 163A-1299, 163A-1305(b), and 163A-1426(d). Makes additional technical changes.

Applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law.