AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF MONTREAT SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Modifies and adds to the proposed changes to the Town of Montreat's charter, SL 1985-295, as amended. Now provides that in 2020 and quadrennially thereafter, two rather than three commissioners are to be elected to four-year terms and in 2022 and quadrennially thereafter, three rather than two commissioners are to be elected to serve four-year terms. Specifies that regular municipal elections are to be held in the Town on Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year (previously generally required elections to be held in even-numbered years). Requires that commissioners be elected by the nonpartisan plurality method of election pursuant to specified state law rather than as provided in the charter. Further, requires the Buncombe County Board of Elections to set the time period for filing notices of candidacy for candidates seeking municipal office and to notify the Town of the time period set.