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  • Summary date: Mar 11 2021 - View Summary

    Amends SL 1973-1273 to require that beginning in 2022, all candidates for the Caldwell County Board of Education (Board) be elected on a partisan (was, nonpartisan) basis. Requires the election to be during the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire. Specifies that candidates are to be nominated at the same time and manner as other county officers. Removes the filing fee. Specifies that members serve until a successor has been elected and qualified. Makes clarifying changes. Requires that beginning in 2022, vacancies for positions elected on a partisan basis be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the Board. Makes conforming changes.

    Provides that this act does not affect the terms of office of any member elected to the Board in 2018 or 2020. Specifies that members of the Board elected in 2018 and 2020, or any appointed to fill a vacancy for the remainder of an unexpired term for a member elected in 2018 or 2020, are to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified. 

    Makes conforming changes, effective on the first Monday in December of 2022, to GS 115C-37.1(d), concerning the vacancies in offices of county boards elected on partisan basis in certain counties.