NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 443
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 546 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1949 RELATING TO THE NOMINATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PENDER COUNTY, SUBJECT TO A REFERENDUM VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. Subject to the referendum election hereinafter provided for, Section 1 of Chapter 546 of the Session Laws of 1949 is amended by striking out, in line 1 of said Section, the word "electing" and substituting in lieu thereof the word "nominating".
Sec. 2. Subject to the referendum election hereinafter provided for, Section 2 of Chapter 546 of the Session Laws of 1949 is rewritten to read as follows:
"Sec. 2. In all primary elections held hereafter for the nomination of candidates for members of the Board of Education of Pender County, one candidate from each district of the five districts described in this Act shall be nominated by each political party for the office of membership on the Board of Education of Pender County. In all such primary elections the qualified voters of the entire county shall vote for the candidate from all five districts. Each candidate from each political party who receives a majority of the votes cast for candidates from his district shall be declared to be the nominee for his political party from such district."
Sec. 3. Subject to the referendum election hereinafter provided for, Section 3 of Chapter 546 of the Session Laws of 1949 is repealed and from and after the ratification of this Act, members of the Board of Education of Pender County shall be appointed as prescribed by G. S. 115‑19 as it appears in the 1955 Supplement to the General Statutes.
Sec. 4. This Act shall not become operative until it has been approved by a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters of that county in a county wide election held at the same time and by the officials conducting the 1968 general election in Pender County. Said referendum election shall be conducted and held according to the provisions of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The electors qualified to vote in said election for or against the adoption of the provisions of this Act shall vote ballots on which shall be printed substantially the following:
[ ] For nomination and election of members of the county board of education from the body of the county.
[ ] For nomination and election of members of the county board of education by districts.
Sec. 5. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 27th day of April, 1965.