December 13, 2018 •
Lawmakers Pass a Return to 2016 State Board of Elections Structure
The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill to return the administration of elections, ethics, and lobbying regulations to the 2016 structure.
Voters defeated a constitutional amendment in November to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, which would have kept the current structure in place.
An additional provision in the bill requires re-elections when the result of an election is investigated. This would require refiling and participation in a primary and not merely a runoff.
Passage of the voter ID law would not impact any possible 2018 re-election.
The bill further addresses absentee-by-mail ballots which are the topic of the current 9th District board of elections investigation.
The bill now awaits Governor Roy Cooper’s approval.
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