GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2010-192
HOUSE BILL 614
AN ACT to treat one application by a uniformed voter for an absentee ballot as an application for all absentee ballots for which the voter would be eligible during the same calendar year.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 163‑247(3) reads as rewritten:
"(3) If a single application from an absentee
uniformed voter is received by an election official, it shall be considered a
valid absentee ballot request with respect to all general, primary, and runoff
elections for federal, State, county, or those municipal offices in which
absentee ballots are allowed under the provisions of G.S. 163‑302,
through the next two regularly scheduled general elections for federal
office. during the calendar year in which the application was received. This
subdivision does not apply to a special election not involving the election of
candidates, unless that special election is being held on the same day as a
general or primary election."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to any applications for absentee ballots received after the November 2010 general election.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 8th day of July, 2010.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Joe Hackney
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
Approved 10:37 a.m. this 4th day of August, 2010