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§ 153A‑22. Redefining electoral district boundaries.

(a)        If a county is divided into electoral districts for thepurpose of nominating or electing persons to the board of commissioners, theboard of commissioners may find as a fact whether there is substantialinequality of population among the districts.

(b)        If the board finds that there is substantial inequality ofpopulation among the districts, it may by resolution redefine the electoraldistricts.

(c)        Redefined electoral districts shall be so drawn that thequotients obtained by dividing the population of each district by the number ofcommissioners apportioned to the district are as nearly equal as practicable,and each district shall be composed of territory within a continuous boundary.

(d)        No change in the boundaries of an electoral district mayaffect the unexpired term of office of a commissioner residing in the districtand serving on the board on the effective date of the resolution. If the termsof office of members of the board do not all expire at the same time, theresolution shall state which seats are to be filled at the initial electionheld under the resolution.

(e)        A resolution adopted pursuant to this section shall be thebasis of electing persons to the board of commissioners at the first generalelection for members of the board of commissioners occurring after theresolution's effective date, and thereafter. A resolution becomes effectiveupon its adoption, unless it is adopted during the period beginning 150 daysbefore the day of a primary and ending on the day of the next succeedinggeneral election for membership on the board of commissioners, in which case itbecomes effective on the first day after the end of the period.

(f)         Not later than 10 days after the day on which a resolutionbecomes effective, the clerk shall file in the Secretary of State's office, inthe office of the register of deeds of the county, and with the chairman of thecounty board of elections, a certified copy of the resolution.

(g)        This section shall not apply to counties where under G.S.153A‑ 58(3)d. or under public or local act, districts are for residencepurposes only, and the qualified voters of the entire county nominate allcandidates for and elect all members of the board. (1981, c. 795.)