AN ACT TO CHANGE THE ELECTION METHOD OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN: BEAUFORT, CARTERET, CLEVELAND, DARE, HYDE, MADISON, ONSLOW, PENDER, AND YANCEY.
Repeals Section 1 of SL 1991-774, which required the members of the Carteret County Board of Education to be elected on a nonpartisan basis at the time of the primary election for county officers, and sets out additional provisions for the election.
Amends SL 1997-389, Section 5(d), to require members of the Carteret County Board of Education to reside in and represent the districts, but beginning in 2018, requires all members to be elected by the county voters at large in a partisan election at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire. Sets out provisions concerning how the elections are to be conduced, and for the nomination period and manner. Provides that members must take office on the first Monday in December of the year of election and that the terms of their predecessors expire at that time. Sets out the process for filling vacancies on the Carteret County Board of Education, depending on when the position was elected.
Provides that the act does not affect the terms of office of any person elected in 2014 or 2016 to the Carteret County Board of Education. Requires the members of the Carteret County Board of Education elected in 2014 or 2016, or any member appointed by the remaining members of the Board to fill a vacancy of a member elected in 2014 or 2016, to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.
Repeals all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act.
Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1 (concerning vacancies in offices of county boards elected on partisan basis in specified counties), effective on the first Monday of December of 2018.
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