HOUSE BILL 476
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STAGGERED FOUR-YEAR TERMS FOR THE ELKIN TOWN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IN 1981, AND INCREASE THE TERM OF THE MAYOR TO FOUR YEARS IN 1983, AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE CHARTER PROVISIONS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Section 1 of Chapter 96, Session Laws of 1967 is rewritten to read:
"(a) At the regular municipal election in the Town of Elkin in 1981, there shall be elected a board of town commissioners consisting of five members. The three persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to four-year terms. The two persons receiving the next highest number of votes shall be elected to two-year terms. In 1983 and quadrennially thereafter, two commissioners shall be elected for four-year terms. In 1985 and quadrennially thereafter, three commissioners shall be elected for four-year terms.
(b) At the regular municipal election in 1981, a mayor shall be elected for a two-year term. In 1983 and quadrennially thereafter, a mayor shall be elected for a four-year term.
(c) Elections in the Town of Elkin shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes, and the results determined by the plurality method as provided in G.S. 163-292."
Sec. 2. Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 96, Session Laws of 1967 are repealed.
Sec. 3. This act is effective beginning with the 1981 municipal election.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 3rd day of April, 1981.