Bill Summary for S 288 (2021)

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Jun 8 2021

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Senate Bill 288 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 11, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS FOR THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE TOWN OF RUTHERFORD COLLEGE SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS AND TO CHANGE THE ELECTION METHOD OF THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE CALDWELL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN.
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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. 

Part I.

Revises the directive regarding the required reimbursement of the Burke County Board of Elections for costs in the administration of the described partisan municipal elections. Now directs Burke County municipalities to reimburse the board of elections for the actual costs involved in the administration of the election pursuant to State law, prorated amongst each affected municipality based on the voter registration of each municipality, upon consultation with the State Board of Elections in determining the amount to charge participating municipalities (previously did not specify reimbursement is required by participating municipalities only and at a prorated amount based on each municipality's voter registration). Makes a technical correction. 

Adds a new section to provide the following.

Amends Chapter III of the Charter of the Town of Rutherford College, SL 1977-452, to change the election of the members of the town council to even-numbered years beginning in 2024, with three council members elected for four-year terms in 2024 and three council members elected for four-year terms in 2026. Amends the mayoral election provisions by specifying that in 2026, and quadrennially thereafter, the mayor is elected for a four-year term of office (was, elected to a four-year term without specifying a starting date). Additionally provides for regular municipal elections to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years in accordance with the uniform municipal election laws of the state beginning in 2024, and biennially thereafter. 

Provides for regular municipal elections to be held in the Town of Rutherford College in 2021, with the elected mayor and three council members to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the council members elected in 2019 to 2024. Provides for the next regular municipal election following the 2021 election to be held in 2024.

Changes the act's titles. 

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