A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT SPECIAL ELECTIONS MAY BE HELD ONLY ON THE DATE OF PRIMARY IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS, ON THE DATE OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, OR ON THE DATE OF THE MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION, EXCEPT IN CASES OF A PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY EMERGENCY OR FOR RECALL ELECTIONS OF MUNICIPAL INCORPORATIONS GOVERNED BY LOCAL ACT.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 163-287(c), providing that the last sentence of subsection (a) of GS 163-287 does not apply to any special election related to public health or safety, including a vacancy in the office of sheriff. Changes reference to "election" to "special election" in GS 69-25.1.
Amends GS 69-25.2 and GS 105-465, deleting language stating that no new registration of voters will be required for the special elections. Also deletes language related to the registration of these voters and related notice requirements.
Amends GS 105-473(a), deleting provision allowing all voters in the County that are properly registered no later than 21 days prior to the election to vote in the special election.
Amends GS 105-509(b), 105-510(b), and 105-511.2(a) making clarifying and technical changes.
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