Bill Summary for H 125 (2011-2012)
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TO PERMIT COUNTIES TO HAVE FEWER THAN ALL PRECINCTS OPEN FOR A SECOND PRIMARY.Intro. by Sager, Jordan.
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Enacts new subsection (e1) to GS 163-111 to authorize a county board of elections to file a plan with the State Board of Elections for approval to open a limited number of precincts during a potential second primary. Allows the county board of elections to open the limited number of precincts if the plan is approved before ballots are printed for that primary. Sets forth the following requirements: (1) the county board must approve and submit the plan no later than 90 days before the primary, (2) the plan must provide for at least two precincts and the county board of elections office to be open for voting during the second primary, (3) the plan must not provide for
more than the number of early absentee voting sites and the county board office to be open for voting during the second primary, and (4) the plan must provide for voter education about the voting places to be open during the second primary. Also requires the plan to include notice of the second primary sites in any legal notice required under GS Chapter 163 (elections law).
Effective January 1, 2012, and applies to elections held on or after that date.