A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO SIMPLIFY THE ELECTION PROCESS.
Amends GS 163-111 to provide that nominations in primary elections are to be determined by a plurality (was, substantial plurality) of the votes cast. Deletes provisions concerning determining substantial plurality. Also deletes provisions concerning the right to demand a second primary and concerning tie votes. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-23.1, GS 163-55, GS 163-82.6, GS 163-82.17, GS 163-226, GS 163-255, GS 163-258.9, GS 163-258.16, GS 163-278.6, GS 163-278.13, GS 163-278.40B, GS 163-279, GS 163-291, and GS 163-329. Makes conforming repeals of GS 163-227.1, GS 163-227.3(b), and GS 163-278.13B(d).
Amends GS 115C-37 to provide that the election of any county board of education held at the time of the primary, its to be determined by a plurality and prohibits runoff elections.
Effective with respect to primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2014.
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