SENATE BILL 984
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 221, PUBLIC-LOCAL LAWS OF 1935, RELATING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN COLUMBUS COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Section 5 of Chapter 221, Public-Local Laws of 1935, is hereby rewritten to read as follows:
"Sec. 5. The candidates in the primary from each district shall be voted for by all the qualified voters of the county. The candidate from each district receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared the nominee of his political party from that district; provided that if there are more than two candidates of the same party running in a district, the candidate receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared the nominee, but should no candidate receive a majority of the votes, then the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes may call for a second primary as provided in G.S. 163-111 for nominees for a single office. In the general election all candidates shall be voted for by all the qualified voters of Columbus County."
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 27th day of February, 1974.