SENATE BILL 818
AN ACT TO ALLOW ABSENTEE VOTING IN MORGANTON CITY ELECTIONS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The Charter of the City of Morganton, being Chapter 180, Session Laws of 1975, is amended by adding a new section to read:
"Sec. 3.17. Absentee Voting. Absentee voting shall be allowed in the City of Morganton if city elections are conducted by a municipal board of elections, and any, references in G.S. 163-302 that refer to the county board of elections shall, for the City of Morganton, refer to the municipal board of elections if city elections are conducted by a municipal board of elections. If absentee voting is allowed in a Morganton city election or referendum on the same date as an election or referendum with absentee voting is being conducted by the Burke County Board of Elections in which voters in the City of Morganton are eligible to vote in that election, then all absentee voting shall be conducted by the County Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections may adopt rules to regulate this section."
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective with respect to all elections held on or after January 1, 1983.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 14th day of June, 1982.