A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Provides that those elected to serve from the 2013 election for the Wake County Board of Education for Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 will serve terms that expire on the first Monday in December of 2016 (was, first Monday in July of 2016).
Provides that the terms of the members of the Wake County Board of Education elected in 2011 are extended to expire on the first Monday in December of 2016 (was, first Monday in July of 2016).
Amends Section 7 of SL 1975-717, as amended, providing that, beginning in 2016, nine members of the Wake County Board of Education will be elected by the nonpartisan plurality election method in accordance with GS 163-292 and GS 163-294.2 (was, by the nonpartisan and runoff election method). Establishes that, notwithstanding GS 163-294.2(c) and GS 163-106, candidates seeking office must file notices of candidacy with the board of elections no earlier than noon on the last Friday in June and no later than noon on the 3rd Friday of the July preceding the election. Provides that such elections will be scheduled to coincide with the general election for county officers in even-numbered years (previously, the elections were to be scheduled with the primary election, with any required runoff elections to be held at the same time set by statute for a second primary).
Amends Section 6 of SL 1975-717, as amended, providing that, effective January 1, 2014 (was, January 1, 2016), all terms of office for Board members will begin on the first Monday in December (was, July), following their election (previous edition also created an exception for when a runoff election was required).
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