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§ 163-1. Time of regular elections and primaries.
§ 163-2: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-460, s. 2.
§ 163-3. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-4. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-5. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-6. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-7. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-8. Filling vacancies in State executive offices.
§ 163-9. Filling vacancies in State and district judicial offices.
§ 163-10. Filling vacancy in office of district attorney.
§ 163-11. Filling vacancies in the General Assembly.
§ 163-12. Filling vacancy in United States Senate.
§ 163-13. Filling vacancy in United States House of Representatives.
§§ 163-14 through 163-18. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-19. State Board of Elections; appointment; term of office; vacancies; oath of office.
§ 163-20. Meetings of Board; quorum; minutes.
§ 163-21. Compensation of Board members.
§ 163-22. Powers and duties of State Board of Elections.
§ 163-22.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-398, s. 2.
§ 163-22.2. Power of State Board to promulgate temporary rules and regulations.
§ 163-22.3. State Board of Elections littering notification.
§ 163-23. Powers of chairman in execution of Board duties.
§ 163-24. Power of State Board of Elections to maintain order.
§ 163-25. Authority of State Board to assist in litigation.
§ 163-26. Executive Director of State Board of Elections.
§ 163-27. Executive Director to be appointed by Board.
§ 163-27.1. Emergency powers.
§ 163-28. State Board of Elections independent agency.
§ 163-29. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-30. County boards of elections; appointments; terms of office; qualifications; vacancies; oath of office; instructional meetings.
§ 163-31. Meetings of county boards of elections; quorum; minutes.
§ 163-32. Compensation of members of county boards of elections.
§ 163-33. Powers and duties of county boards of elections.
§ 163-33.1. Power of chairman to administer oaths.
§ 163-33.2. Chairman and county board to examine voting machines.
§ 163-33.3. County board of elections littering notification.
§ 163-34. Power of county board of elections to maintain order.
§ 163-35. Director of elections to county board of elections; appointment; compensation; duties; dismissal.
§ 163-36. Modified full-time offices.
§ 163-37. Duty of county board of commissioners.
§ 163-38. Applicability of Article.
§ 163-39. Limitation on political activities.
§ 163-40. Violation may be ground for removal.
§ 163-40.1. Definitions.
§ 163-41. Precinct chief judges and judges of election; appointment; terms of office; qualifications; vacancies; oaths of office.
§ 163-41.1. Certain relatives prohibited from serving together.
§ 163-41.2. Discharge of precinct official unlawful.
§ 163-42. Assistants at polls; appointment; term of office; qualifications; oath of office.
§ 163-42.1. Student election assistants.
§ 163-43. Ballot counters; appointment; qualifications; oath of office.
§ 163-44. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 793, s. 13.
§ 163-45. Observers; appointment.
§ 163-46. Compensation of precinct officials and assistants.
§ 163-47. Powers and duties of chief judges and judges of election.
§ 163-48. Maintenance of order at place of registration and voting.
§§ 163-49 through 163-53. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-54. Registration a prerequisite to voting.
§ 163-55. Qualifications to vote; exclusion from electoral franchise.
§ 163-56. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 793, s. 19.
§ 163-57. Residence defined for registration and voting.
§ 163-58: Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 563, s. 3.
§ 163-59. Right to participate or vote in party primary.
§§ 163-60 through 163-64. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 163-65 through 163-82: Repealed by Session Laws 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 762, s. 1.
§ 163-82.1. General principles of voter registration.
§ 163-82.2. Chief State Election Official.
§ 163-82.3. Voter registration application forms.
§ 163-82.4. Contents of application form.
§ 163-82.5. Distribution of application forms.
§ 163-82.6. Acceptance of application forms.
§ 163-82.6A. In-person registration and voting at one-stop sites.
§ 163-82.7. Verification of qualifications and address of applicant; denial or approval of application.
§ 163-82.8. Voter registration cards.
§ 163-82.9. Cancellation of prior registration.
§ 163-82.10. Official record of voter registration.
§ 163-82.10A. Permanent voter registration numbers.
§ 163-82.10B. Confidentiality of date of birth.
§ 163-82.11. Establishment of statewide computerized voter registration.
§ 163-82.12. Promulgation of guidelines relating to computerized voter registration.
§ 163-82.13. Access to statewide voter registration file.
§ 163-82.14. List maintenance.
§ 163-82.15. Change of address within the county.
§ 163-82.15A. Administrative change of registration when county line is adjusted.
§ 163-82.16. Change of name.
§ 163-82.17. Change of party affiliation.
§ 163-82.18. Appeal from denial of registration.
§ 163-82.19. Voter registration at drivers license offices; coordination on data interface.
§ 163-82.20. Voter registration at other public agencies.
§ 163-82.20A. Voter registration upon restoration of citizenship.
§ 163-82.21. Voter registration at military recruitment offices.
§ 163-82.22. Voter registration at public libraries.
§ 163-82.23. Voter registration at public high schools.
§ 163-82.24. Statewide training and certification for election officials.
§ 163-82.25. Mandated voter registration drive.
§ 163-82.26. Rule-making authority.
§ 163-82.27. Help America Vote Act of 2002.
§ 163-82.28. The HAVA Election Fund.
§ 163-83. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-84. Time for challenge other than on day of primary or election.
§ 163-85. Challenge procedure other than on day of primary or election.
§ 163-86. Hearing on challenge.
§ 163-87. Challenges allowed on day of primary or election.
§ 163-88. Hearing on challenge made on day of primary or election.
§ 163-88.1. Request for challenged ballot.
§ 163-89. Procedures for challenging absentee ballots.
§ 163-90. Challenge as felon; answer not to be used on prosecution.
§ 163-90.1. Burden of proof.
§ 163-90.2. Action when challenge sustained, overruled, or dismissed.
§ 163-90.3. Making false affidavit perjury.
§ 163-91. Complaint procedure.
§§ 163-92 through 163-95. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-96. “Political party” defined; creation of new party.
§ 163-97. Termination of status as political party.
§ 163-97.1. Voters affiliated with expired political party.
§ 163-98. General election participation by new political party.
§ 163-99. Use of schools and other public buildings for political meetings.
§§ 163-100 through 163-103. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-104. Primaries governed by general election laws; authority of State Board of Elections to modify time schedule.
§ 163-105. Payment of expense of conducting primary elections.
§ 163-106. Notices of candidacy; pledge; with whom filed; date for filing; withdrawal.
§ 163-107. Filing fees required of candidates in primary; refunds.
§ 163-107.1. Petition in lieu of payment of filing fee.
§ 163-108. Certification of notices of candidacy.
§ 163-108.1. Nomination of members of House of Representatives.
§ 163-109: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-159, s. 55.(j), effective January 1, 2003, and applicable to all primaries and elections held on or after that date.
§ 163-110. Candidates declared nominees without primary.
§ 163-111. Determination of primary results; second primaries.
§ 163-112. Death of candidate before primary; vacancy in single office.
§ 163-113. Nominee's right to withdraw as candidate.
§ 163-114. Filling vacancies among party nominees occurring after nomination and before election.
§ 163-115. Special provisions for obtaining nominations when vacancies occur in certain offices.
§§ 163-116 through 163-118. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 793, ss. 47- 49.
§ 163-119. Voting by unaffiliated voter in party primary.
§ 163-120. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-121. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-122. Unaffiliated candidates nominated by petition.
§ 163-123. Declaration of intent and petitions for write-in candidates in partisan elections.
§ 163-124. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-125 through 163-127: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 18.
§ 163-127.1. Definitions.
§ 163-127.2. When and how a challenge to a candidate may be made.
§ 163-127.3. Panel to conduct the hearing on a challenge.
§ 163-127.4. Conduct of hearing by panel.
§ 163-127.5. Burden of proof.
§ 163-127.6. Appeals.
§ 163-128. Election precincts and voting places established or altered.
§ 163-129. Structure at voting place; marking off limits of voting place.
§ 163-130. Satellite voting places.
§ 163-130.1. Out-of-precinct voting places.
§ 163-130.2. Temporary use of two voting places for certain precincts.
§ 163-131. Accessible polling places.
§ 163-132. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-132.1. Participation in 2000 Census Redistricting Data Program of the United States Bureau of the Census.
§ 163-132.1A: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-227, s. 1, effective June 25, 1999.
§ 163-132.1B. Participation in 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program of the United States Bureau of the Census.
§ 163-132.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-227, s. 1, effective June 25, 1999.
§ 163-132.3. Alterations to approved precinct boundaries.
§ 163-132.3A. Alterations to precinct names.
§ 163-132.4. Directives.
§ 163-132.5. Cooperation of State and local agencies.
§ 163-132.5A: Repealed by Session Laws 1991 (Regular Session, 1992), c. 927, s. 1.
§ 163-132.5B. Exemption from Administrative Procedure Act.
§ 163-132.5C. Local acts and township lines.
§ 163-132.5D. Retention of precinct maps.
§ 163-132.5E. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-227, s. 1.
§ 163-132.5F. U.S. Census data by voting tabulation district.
§ 163-132.5G. Voting data maintained by voting tabulation district.
§ 163-132.6: Repealed by Session Laws 1991 (Regular Session, 1992), c. 927, s. 1.
§ 163-133. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-134. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 163-135 through 163-159: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-460, s. 1, effective January 1, 2002.
§§ 163-160 through 163-164: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-460, s. 1, effective January 1, 2002.
§ 163-165. Definitions.
§ 163-165.1. Scope and general rules.
§ 163-165.2. Sample ballots.
§ 163-165.3. Responsibilities for preparing official ballots.
§ 163-165.4. Standards for official ballots.
§ 163-165.4A. Punch-card ballots and lever machines.
§ 163-165.4B. Butterfly ballots.
§ 163-165.5. Contents of official ballots.
§ 163-165.5A. (Effective until January 1, 2012) Ballot instructions in English and Spanish.
§ 163-165.5B. Ballots may be combined.
§ 163-165.6. Arrangement of official ballots.
§ 163-165.7. Voting systems: powers and duties of State Board of Elections.
§ 163-165.8. Voting systems: powers and duties of board of county commissioners.
§ 163-165.9. Voting systems: powers and duties of county board of elections.
§ 163-165.9A. Voting systems: requirements for voting systems vendors; penalties.
§ 163-165.10. Adequacy of voting system for each precinct.
§ 163-166: Repealed by Session Laws 1997-443, s. 31.
§ 163-166.01. Hours for voting.
§ 163-166.1. Duties of county board of elections.
§ 163-166.2. Arrangement of the voting enclosure.
§ 163-166.3. Limited access to the voting enclosure.
§ 163-166.4. Limitation on activity in the voting place and in a buffer zone around it.
§ 163-166.5. Procedures at voting place before voting begins.
§ 163-166.6. Designation of tasks.
§ 163-166.7. Voting procedures.
§ 163-166.7A. Voter education and information.
§ 163-166.8. Assistance to voters.
§ 163-166.9. Curbside voting.
§ 163-166.10. Procedures after the close of voting.
§ 163-166.11. Provisional voting requirements.
§ 163-166.12. Requirements for certain voters who register by mail.
§ 163-167: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 163-168 through 163-181: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-398, s. 1, effective January 1, 2002.
§ 163-182. Definitions.
§ 163-182.1. Principles and rules for counting official ballots.
§ 163-182.2. Initial counting of official ballots.
§ 163-182.3. Responsibility of chief judge.
§ 163-182.4. Jurisdiction for certain ballot items.
§ 163-182.5. Canvassing votes.
§ 163-182.6. Abstracts.
§ 163-182.7. Ordering recounts.
§ 163-182.7A. Additional provisions for hand-to-eye recounts.
§ 163-182.8. Determining result in case of a tie.
§ 163-182.9. Filing an election protest.
§ 163-182.10. Consideration of protest by county board of elections.
§ 163-182.11. Appeal of a protest decision by the county board to the State Board of Elections.
§ 163-182.12. Authority of State Board of Elections over protests.
§ 163-182.13. New elections.
§ 163-182.13A. Contested elections for Council of State offices.
§ 163-182.14. Appeal of a final decision to superior court; appeal to the General Assembly or a house thereof.
§ 163-182.15. Certificate of nomination or election, or certificate of the results of a referendum.
§ 163-182.16. Governor to issue commissions for certain offices.
§ 163-182.17. Summary of officials' duties under this Article.
§§ 163-183 through 163-186. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 163-187 through 163-200: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-398, s. 1.
§ 163-201. Congressional districts specified.
§ 163-201.1. Severability of congressional apportionment acts.
§ 163-201.2. Dividing precincts in congressional apportionment acts restricted.
§ 163-202. Election after reapportionment of members of House of Representatives.
§§ 163-203 through 163-207. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-208. Conduct of presidential election.
§ 163-209. Names of presidential electors not printed on ballots; notification.
§ 163-209.1. Notification of political parties of dual-office holding rules.
§ 163-209.2. Elector may be held in addition to other appointive offices.
§ 163-210. Governor to proclaim results; casting State's vote for President and Vice-President.
§ 163-211. Compensation of presidential electors.
§ 163-212. Penalty for failure of presidential elector to attend and vote.
§ 163-213. Appointment of Presidential Electors by General Assembly in certain circumstances, by the Governor in certain other circumstances.
§ 163-213.1. Short title.
§ 163-213.2. Primary to be held; date; qualifications and registration of voters.
§ 163-213.3. Conduct of election.
§ 163-213.4. Nomination by State Board of Elections.
§ 163-213.5. Nomination by petition.
§ 163-213.6. Notification to candidates.
§ 163-213.7. Voting in presidential preference primary; ballots.
§ 163-213.8. Allocation of delegate positions to reflect division of votes in the primary.
§ 163-213.9. National committee to be notified of provisions under this Article.
§ 163-213.10. Transferred to § 163-213.9 by Session Laws 1975, c. 744.
§ 163-213.11: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 689, s. 15.
§§ 163-214 through 163-217. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-218. Registration of notice of circulation of petition.
§ 163-219. Petition void after one year from registration.
§ 163-220. Limitation on petitions circulated prior to July 1, 1957.
§ 163-221. Persons may not sign name of another to petition.
§ 163-222. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-223. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-224. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-225. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-226. Who may vote an absentee ballot.
§ 163-226.1. Absentee voting in primary.
§ 163-226.2. Absentee voting in municipal elections.
§ 163-226.3. Certain acts declared felonies.
§ 163-227. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-455, s.4.
§ 163-227.1. Second primary; applications for absentee ballots for voting in second primary.
§ 163-227.2. Alternate procedures for requesting application for absentee ballot; “one-stop” voting procedure in board office.
§ 163-227.3. Date by which absentee ballots must be available for voting.
§ 163-228. Register of absentee requests, applications, and ballots issued; a public record.
§ 163-229. Absentee ballots, applications on container-return envelopes, and instruction sheets.
§ 163-230. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-455, s. 9.
§ 163-230.1. Simultaneous issuance of absentee ballots with application.
§ 163-230.2. Method of requesting absentee ballots.
§ 163-231. Voting absentee ballots and transmitting them to the county board of elections.
§ 163-232. Certified list of executed absentee ballots; distribution of list.
§ 163-232.1. Certified list of executed absentee ballots received on or after election day; publication of list.
§ 163-233. Applications for absentee ballots; how retained.
§ 163-233.1. Withdrawal of absentee ballots not allowed.
§ 163-234. Counting absentee ballots by county board of elections.
§ 163-235. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 536, s. 5.
§ 163-236. Violations by county board of elections.
§ 163-237. Certain violations of absentee ballot law made criminal offenses.
§ 163-238. Reports of violations to district attorneys.
§ 163-239. Article 21 relating to absentee voting by servicemen and certain civilians not applicable.
§§ 163-240 to 163-240.5. Expired July 1, 1972.
§§ 163-241 through 163-244. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-245. Persons in armed forces, their spouses, certain veterans, civilians working with armed forces, and members of Peace Corps may register and vote by mail.
§ 163-246. Provisions of Article 20 applicable except as otherwise provided; State Board of Elections to adopt regulations.
§ 163-247. Methods of applying for absentee ballots.
§ 163-248. Register, ballots, container-return envelopes, and instruction sheets.
§ 163-249. Consideration and approval of applications and issuance of absentee ballots.
§ 163-250. Voting absentee ballots and transmitting them to chairman of county board of elections.
§ 163-251. Certified list of approved military absentee ballot applications; record of ballots received; disposition of list; list constitutes registration.
§ 163-252. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 536, s. 5.
§ 163-253. Article inapplicable to persons after change of status; reregistration not required.
§ 163-254. Registration and voting on primary or election day.
§ 163-255. Absentee voting at office of board of elections.
§ 163-256. Regulations of State Board of Elections.
§ 163-257. Facsimile, electronic mail, or scanned transmission of election materials.
§ 163-258. Emergency powers.
§§ 163-259 through 163-268. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 565, s. 8.
§§ 163-269 through 163-270. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-31, s. 5(b).
§ 163-271. Intimidation of voters by officers made misdemeanor.
§ 163-272. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 872, s. 3.
§ 163-272.1. Penalties for violation of this Chapter.
§ 163-273. Offenses of voters; interference with voters; penalty.
§ 163-274. Certain acts declared misdemeanors.
§ 163-275. Certain acts declared felonies.
§ 163-276. Convicted officials; removal from office.
§ 163-277. Compelling self-incriminating testimony; person so testifying excused from prosecution.
§ 163-278. Duty of investigating and prosecuting violations of this Article.
§§ 163-278.1 through 163-278.4. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.5. Scope of Article; severability.
§ 163-278.6. Definitions.
§ 163-278.7. Appointment of political treasurers.
§ 163-278.7A. Gifts from federal political committees.
§ 163-278.8. Detailed accounts to be kept by political treasurers.
§ 163-278.8A. (For effective date and applicability, see Editor's note) Campaign sales by political party executive committees.
§ 163-278.9. Statements filed with Board.
§ 163-278.9A. Statements filed by referendum committees.
§ 163-278.10. Procedure for inactive candidate or committee.
§ 163-278.10A. Threshold of $1,000 for financial reports for certain candidates.
§ 163-278.11. Contents of treasurer's statement of receipts and expenditures.
§ 163-278.12. Special reporting of contributions and independent expenditures.
§ 163-278.12A: Repealed by Session Laws 2004-125, s. 4, effective July 20, 2004.
§ 163-278.13. Limitation on contributions.
§ 163-278.13A: Repealed by Session Laws 1997-515, s. 9.
§ 163-278.13B. Limitation on fund-raising during legislative session.
§ 163-278.13C. Campaign contributions prohibition.
§ 163-278.14. No contributions in names of others; no anonymous contributions; contributions in excess of fifty dollars; no contribution without specific designation of contributor.
§ 163-278.14A. Evidence that communications are “to support or oppose the nomination or election of one or more clearly identified candidates.”
§ 163-278.15. No acceptance of contributions made by corporations, foreign and domestic, or other prohibited sources.
§ 163-278.16. Regulations regarding timing of contributions and expenditures.
§ 163-278.16A. Restriction on use of State funds by declared candidate for Council of State for advertising or public service announcements using their names, pictures, or voices.
§ 163-278.16B. Use of contributions for certain purposes.
§ 163-278.17. Statements of media receiving campaign expenditures.
§ 163-278.18. Normal commercial charges for political advertising.
§ 163-278.19. Violations by corporations, business entities, labor unions, professional associations and insurance companies.
§ 163-278.19A. Contributions allowed.
§ 163-278.19B. Political party headquarters building funds.
§ 163-278.20: Repealed by Session Laws 2006-195, s. 2, effective January 1, 2007, and applicable to all contributions made and accepted on and after that date.
§ 163-278.21. Promulgation of policy and administration through State Board of Elections.
§ 163-278.22. Duties of State Board.
§ 163-278.23. Duties of Executive Director of Board.
§ 163-278.24. Statements examined within four months.
§ 163-278.25. Issuance of declaration of nomination or certificate of election.
§ 163-278.26. Appeals from State Board of Elections; early docketing.
§ 163-278.27. Criminal penalties; duty to report and prosecute.
§ 163-278.28. Issuance of injunctions; special prosecutors named.
§ 163-278.29. Compelling self-incriminating testimony; individual so testifying excused from prosecution.
§ 163-278.30. Candidates for federal offices to file information reports.
§ 163-278.31: Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 183, s. 4.
§ 163-278.32. Statements under oath.
§ 163-278.33. Applicability of Article 22.
§ 163-278.34. Civil penalties.
§ 163-278.34A. Presumptions.
§ 163-278.35. Preservation of records.
§ 163-278.36: Repealed by Session Laws 2007-349, s. 4, effective January 1, 2008.
§ 163-278.37. County boards of elections to preserve reports.
§ 163-278.38. Effect of failure to comply.
§§ 163-278.38A through 163-278.38Y. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.38Z. Definitions.
§ 163-278.39. Basic disclosure requirements for all political campaign advertisements.
§ 163-278.39A. Disclosure requirements for television and radio advertisements supporting or opposing the nomination or election of one or more clearly identified candidates.
§ 163-278.39B: Recodified as G.S. 163-278.38Z by Session Laws 2004-203, s. 12(a), effective August 17, 2004.
§ 163-278.39C. Scope of disclosure requirements.
§ 163-278.40. Definitions.
§ 163-278.40A. Organizational report.
§ 163-278.40B. Campaign report; partisan election.
§ 163-278.40C. Campaign report; nonpartisan election and runoff.
§ 163-278.40D. Campaign report; nonpartisan primary and elections.
§ 163-278.40E. Campaign report; nonpartisan plurality.
§ 163-278.40F. Form of report.
§ 163-278.40G. Content.
§ 163-278.40H. Notice of reports due.
§ 163-278.40I. Part 1 to apply.
§ 163-278.40J. Other committees report by municipal schedule.
§ 163-278.41. Appropriations in general election years and other years.
§ 163-278.42. Distribution of campaign funds; legitimate expenses permitted.
§ 163-278.43. Annual report to State Board of Elections; suspension of disbursements; willful violations a misdemeanor; adoption of rules; reporting by candidates and political committees.
§ 163-278.44. Crime; punishment.
§ 163-278.45. Definitions.
§ 163-278.46: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.47: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.48: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.49: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.50: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.51: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.52: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.53: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.54: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.55: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.56: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§ 163-278.57: Repealed by Session Laws 2002-158, s. 5, effective January 1, 2003.
§§ 163-278.58 through 163-278.60. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.61. Purpose of the North Carolina Public Campaign Fund.
§ 163-278.62. Definitions.
§ 163-278.63. North Carolina Public Campaign Fund established; sources of funding.
§ 163-278.64. Requirements for participation; certification of candidates.
§ 163-278.64A. Special participation provisions for candidates in vacancy elections.
§ 163-278.65. Distribution from the Fund.
§ 163-278.66. Reporting requirements.
§ 163-278.67. Matching funds.
§ 163-278.68. Enforcement and administration.
§ 163-278.69. Voter education.
§ 163-278.70. Civil penalty.
§§ 163-278.71 through 163-278.79: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.80. Definitions.
§ 163-278.81. Disclosure of Electioneering Communications.
§ 163-278.82. Prohibition of corporate and labor disbursements for electioneering communications.
§ 163-278.83. Penalties.
§ 163-278.84. Determination of electioneering communication.
§ 163-278.85: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.86: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.87: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.88: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.89: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.90. Definitions.
§ 163-278.91. Disclosure of Electioneering Communications.
§ 163-278.92. Prohibition of corporate and labor disbursements for electioneering communications.
§ 163-278.93. Penalties.
§ 163-278.94. Determination of electioneering communication.
§ 163-278.95. Purpose and establishment of Voter-Owned Elections Act.
§ 163-278.96. Definitions.
§ 163-278.97. Voter-Owned Elections Fund established; sources of funding.
§ 163-278.98. Requirements for participation.
§ 163-278.99. Distribution from the Fund.
§ 163-278.99A. Reporting requirements.
§ 163-278.99B. Matching funds.
§ 163-278.99C. Unaffiliated and new-party candidates.
§ 163-278.99D. Enforcement by the Board; civil penalty.
§ 163-278.99E. Voter education.
§ 163-278.100. Definitions.
§ 163-278.101. Disclosure of candidate-specific communications.
§ 163-278.102. Penalties.
§ 163-278.103. Determination of candidate-specific communication.
§ 163-278.104: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.105: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.106: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.107: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.108: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.109: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.110. Definitions.
§ 163-278.111. Disclosure of candidate-specific communications.
§ 163-278.112. Penalties.
§ 163-278.113. Determination of candidate-specific communication.
§§ 163-278.114 through 163-278.299: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.300. Definitions.
§ 163-278.301. Creation of legal expense funds.
§ 163-278.302: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.303: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.304: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.305: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.306. Treasurer.
§ 163-278.307. Detailed accounts to be kept by treasurer.
§ 163-278.308. Reports filed with Board.
§ 163-278.309. Organizational report.
§ 163-278.310. Quarterly report.
§ 163-278.311: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.312: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.313: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.314: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.315: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.316. Limitations on legal expense donations.
§ 163-278.317: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.318: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.319: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.320. Permitted uses of legal expense funds.
§ 163-278.321: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.322: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.323: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.324: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.325: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.326: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.327: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.328: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-278.329: Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-279. Time of municipal primaries and elections.
§ 163-280. Municipal boards of elections.
§ 163-280.1. Municipal boards of elections abolished.
§ 163-281. Municipal precinct election officials.
§ 163-282. Residency defined for voting in municipal elections.
§ 163-283. Right to participate or vote in party primary.
§ 163-283.1. Voting in nonpartisan primary.
§ 163-284. Mandatory administration by county boards of elections.
§ 163-284.1. Special district elections conducted by county.
§ 163-285. Administration by county board of elections; optional by Morganton, Granite Falls, Old Fort, and Rhodhiss.
§ 163-286. Conduct of municipal and special district elections; application of Chapter 163.
§ 163-287. Special elections; procedure for calling.
§ 163-288. Registration for city elections; county and municipal boards of elections.
§ 163-288.1. Activating voters for newly annexed or incorporated areas.
§ 163-288.1A. Activating voters when charter revised.
§ 163-288.2. Registration in area proposed for incorporation or annexed.
§ 163-288.3. Payment of cost of elections on question of formation of a new municipality or special district.
§ 163-289. Right to challenge; challenge procedure.
§ 163-290. Alternative methods of determining the results of municipal elections.
§ 163-291. Partisan primaries and elections.
§ 163-292. Determination of election results in cities using the plurality method.
§ 163-293. Determination of election results in cities using the election and runoff election method.
§ 163-294. Determination of election results in cities using nonpartisan primaries.
§ 163-294.1. Death of candidates or elected officers.
§ 163-294.2. Notice of candidacy and filing fee in nonpartisan municipal elections.
§ 163-294.3. Sole candidates to be voted upon in nonpartisan municipal elections.
§ 163-294.4. Failure of candidates to file; death of a candidate before election.
§ 163-295. Municipal and special district elections; application of Chapter 163.
§ 163-296. Nomination by petition.
§ 163-297. Structure at voting place; marking off limits of voting place.
§ 163-298. Municipal primaries and elections.
§ 163-299. Ballots; municipal primaries and elections.
§ 163-300. Disposition of duplicate abstracts in municipal elections.
§ 163-301. Chairman of election board to furnish certificate of elections.
§ 163-302. Absentee voting.
§ 163-303. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 265, s. 19.
§ 163-304. State Board of Elections to have jurisdiction over municipal elections and election officials, and to advise; emergency and ongoing administration by county board.
§ 163-305. Validation of elections.
§ 163-306. Assumption of office by mayors and councilmen.
§§ 163-307 through 163-320. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 163-321. Applicability.
§ 163-322. Nonpartisan primary election method.
§ 163-323. Notice of candidacy.
§ 163-324. Filing fees required of candidates; refunds.
§ 163-325. Petition in lieu of payment of filing fee.
§ 163-326. Certification of notices of candidacy.
§ 163-327: Repealed by Session Laws 2006-192, s. 9(a), effective August 3, 2006, and applicable to vacancies occurring on or after August 3, 2006.
§ 163-327.1. Rules when vacancies for superior court judge are to be voted on.
§ 163-328. Failure of candidates to file; death or other disqualification of a candidate; no withdrawal from candidacy.
§ 163-329. Elections to fill vacancy in office created after primary filing period opens.
§ 163-330. Voting in primary.
§ 163-331. Date of primary.
§ 163-332. Ballots.
§ 163-333: Repealed by Session Laws 2001-398, s. 15.
§ 163-334. Counting of ballots.
§ 163-335. Other rules.