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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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Clarifies proposed GS 163-111(e1) to provide that a county board of elections may file a plan with the State Board of Elections (Board) for approval to open only those one-stop sites approved under GS 163-227.2(g) during a potential second primary. Such plan must be approved and sent to the Board at least 90 days before the first primary. Directs that the plan must provide for education of the voters as to the one-stop sites to be open during the second primary, and must provide notice of the second primary sites in any legal notice, as required, prior to a primary. Enacts new subsection (e) to GS 163-165.3 providing that the Board ensure that a sufficient number of ballots are provided for all primaries and elections. Details and defines what constitutes a sufficient number of ballots. Directs the Board not to promulgate rules mandating that ballots equal to 100% of the number of registered voters be provided in each official election.
Changes title to AN ACT TO PERMIT COUNTIES TO OPEN ONLY APPROVED ONE-STOP SITES FOR A SECOND PRIMARY AND TO REQUIRE THE PROVISION OF A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF BALLOTS FOR EACH ELECTION THAT IS NO LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT GREATER THAN THE VOTER TURNOUT IN THE MOST RECENT ELECTION WITH SIMILAR BALLOT ITEMS.