AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MANNER OF ELECTION FOR THE ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN AND TO CLARIFY THE ELECTION METHOD FOR THE SWAIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes elections for the Board of Education of Pender County under SL 1973-976 from nonpartisan elections to partisan elections, beginning in 2018. Directs elections for the Board of Education to be held at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire, and to be held and conducted in accordance with the general laws governing primaries and elections for county officers, except as otherwise provided. Directs newly elected members to take office the first Monday of December of the year of their election. Directs vacancies for seats elected on a partisan basis to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1, and vacancies for seats elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f). Does not affect the terms of members elected in the 2014 or 2016 elections, and directs those members to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified. Makes conforming changes. Repeals SL 1949-546, as amended, concerning the nomination of members of the Board of Education of Pender County.
Adds to the proposed changes to the election of the Swain County Board of Education, directing that vacancies on the Board for positions elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 are to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f).
Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1(d), effective on the first Monday of 2018.
Adds that the act applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law.
Changes the act's titles.
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