AN ACT TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO CLARIFY THAT THE CURRENT ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE THOSE DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED IN 2011, AND TO CHANGE THE ELECTION TO ODD-NUMBERED YEARS.
Amends SL 1975-717, as amended, as follows. Provides that in 2020, four members of the Wake County Board Education (Board) are to be elected for three-year terms by the nonpartisan plurality election method from Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 established in 2011 by the Board. Adds that beginning in 2021, the members of the Board are to be elected on a nonpartisan plurality basis on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years from the single member districts established in 2011 by the Wake County Board of Education. Requires a person to be registered to vote in the district in order to file a notice of candidacy for election in that district. Provides that the terms of the five members of the Board who were elected in 2018 for two-year terms from Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 or any member appointed by the remaining members of the board to fill a vacancy for one of those seats, are extended for one year until the 2021 election. Requires that in 2021, and quadrennially thereafter, five members of the Board are to be elected from Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 to serve a term of four years. Requires that in 2023, and quadrennially thereafter, four members must be elected from Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 for four-year terms.
Repeals S.L. 2013-110, Section 5, which established the specified single-member districts for elections to the Wake County Board of Education beginning in 2016.
Specifies that the act does not affect the terms of office of any person elected in 2018 from Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 to the Wake County Board of Education. Each member of the Board elected in 2018 from those districts or any member appointed by the remaining members of the Board to fill a vacancy of any of these seats, shall serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.
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