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, held
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