NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 119
AN ACT RELATING TO THE NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF LUMBERTON.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. In the primary elections held in the City of Lumberton in 1961, and thereafter, the nominees for mayor and city commissioners shall be nominated by the voters at large, and at the general election in 1961 and subsequent elections the mayor and commissioners shall be elected by the voters at large. Not more than one resident of any one ward of the city shall be nominated for commissioner in any one primary election by any one party and not more than one commissioner from any one ward shall be elected in any one election. In 1961 there shall be elected a mayor and four commissioners. The four persons from different wards receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected commissioners and when more than one person from one ward receives votes, only the person from such ward who receives the highest number of votes shall be considered in determining the results of the election. At said election, the two elected commissioners receiving the highest number of votes shall serve for terms of four years each and until their successors are elected and qualified; the two elected commissioners receiving the next highest number of votes shall serve for terms of two years each and until their successors are elected and qualified; thereafter, as the terms of office of the commissioners expire, their successors shall be elected for terms of four years each. At the elections in 1963 and subsequent elections no person shall be eligible for nomination or election as commissioner if he is a resident of a ward from which there has been elected a commissioner whose term does not expire that same year.
At the general election held in the City of Lumberton in 1961, and quadrennially thereafter, the mayor shall be elected for a four‑year term and shall serve until his successor is elected and qualified.
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 21st day of March, 1961.