AN ACT TO CREATE OPEN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS WITH PARTY DESIGNATIONS FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS.
Senate committee substitute deletes the contents of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends GS 163-323 to require candidates for Judge of the Court of Appeals to indicate on the notice of candidacy, at the time it is filed, the candidate's political party affiliation. Requires that the party designation, or unaffiliated status, be verified and included on the ballot.
Makes conforming changes to GS 163-165.5.
Amends the act's titles.
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