163-132.1C. Participation in the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program of the United States Census Bureau.

(a) Participation. - The State of North Carolina shall participate in the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program, conducted pursuant to P.L. 94-171, of the United States Bureau of the Census, so that the State will receive 2020 Census data by voting districts.

(b) Reporting of Voting Districts. - The Executive Director of the State Board of Elections shall report to the Bureau of the Census this State's voting precincts as of January 1, 2018, to be used in the 2020 Census as voting districts. Before making that report, the Executive Director shall consult with the Legislative Services Office concerning the accuracy of the information to be reported. The Executive Director shall submit the report to the Bureau of the Census in time to comply with the deadlines of that Bureau for the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program. The Executive Director, with the assistance of the county boards of elections, shall participate in the Bureau of the Census's verification program and notify the Bureau of the Census of any errors in the entry of the voting districts in time for those errors to be corrected.

(c) Additional Rules. - The Executive Director and the Legislative Services Officer shall develop a systematic method for review and input by the Legislative Services Office prior to the submission required by subsection (b) of this section. (2016-109, s. 7(a).)