Bill Summaries: H 503 STAGGER TERMS/COUNTY COMMISSIONERS/WAKE CO.

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  • Summary date: Mar 27 2019 - More information

    Amends SL 1981-983, as amended, by deleting the provision that required conducting primary and general elections for the Wake County Board of Commissioners using the 2011 redistricting plan that was used in the 2014 and 2016 Wake County Board of Commissioners elections until the North Carolina General Assembly adopted a constitutional redistricting plan, as well as the provisions setting out terms and residency requirements for those candidates. Now provides that the Wake County Board of Commissioners consists of seven members who are elected to represent residency districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Requires that in 2020, seven commissioners be elected to serve on the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The candidates elected in Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 will serve four-year terms while the candidates elected in Districts 2, 4, and 6 will serve two-year terms. In 2022, and quadrennially thereafter, three commissioners who represent residency districts 2, 4, and 6 are to be elected to four-year terms. In 2024, and quadrennially thereafter, four commissioners who represent residency districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be elected to each serve a four-year term.

    Repeals SL  2015-4, which increased the size of the Wake County Board of Commissioners and altered the districts to coincide with the Wake County Board of Education's districts. 


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