SENATE BILL 334
AN ACT TO MAKE ELECTIONS FOR TOWN COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF CLEVELAND CONSISTENT WITH OTHER MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Section 11 of Chapter 160, Private Laws of 1927, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 1171, Session Laws of 1979 (Second Session 1980) is rewritten to read:
"Sec. 11. At the municipal election conducted in 1981, there shall be elected by the qualified voters two commissioners to serve two-year terms. In 1983 and quadrennially thereafter, two commissioners shall be elected for four-year terms. In addition, in a separate section of the ballot at the municipal election in 1981, there shall be elected by the qualified voters three commissioners to serve four-year terms. In 1985 and quadrennially thereafter, three commissioners shall be elected for four-year terms. In 1981 and biennially thereafter, a mayor shall be elected for a two-year term. The mayor and town commissioners, after having been certified as elected, shall take office as provided in G.S. 160A-68. The election ordered herein and all future elections shall be conducted at the time prescribed in G.S.163-279 and the type of election shall be nonpartisan plurality as specified in G.S. 163-279(1) and G.S. 163-290(3)."
Sec. 2. The intent of this act is to schedule all future elections in the Town of Cleveland to be held in odd-numbered years, commencing in 1981.
Sec. 3. The terms of office of the current mayor and members of the board of commissioners of the Town of Cleveland shall expire at the time of the organizational meeting following the 1981 municipal election.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 24th day of April, 1981.