GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MANNER OF ELECTION OF THE STOKES COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO NONPARTISAN ELECTION AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH ELECTION, TWO PERSONS SHALL BE ELECTED FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS AND ONE PERSON SHALL BE ELECTED TO A TWO-YEAR TERM.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 115C-37, beginning in 1996 the Stokes County Board of Education shall be elected on a nonpartisan basis at the time set by G.S. 163-1 for the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire. The election shall be conducted on a nonpartisan plurality basis, with the results determined in accordance with G.S. 163-292. Candidates shall file notices of candidacy not earlier than noon on the first Monday in June and not later than noon on the last Friday in July. The names of the candidates shall be printed on the ballot without reference to any party affiliations.
Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 115C-37, in 1998 and biennially thereafter, three members shall be elected to the Stokes County Board of Education. The two persons receiving the highest numbers of votes are elected to four-year terms, and the person receiving the next highest number of votes is elected to a two-year term.
Sec. 3. Except as provided by this act, the election shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapters 115C and 163 of the General Statutes.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 8th day of May, 1995.
Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives