Tag:special elections

  • Special elections ‘almost certainly off the table,’ insiders say

    Attorneys close to legislative Republicans told Carolina Journal special legislative elections in 2017 “are almost certainly off the table.” The attorneys think the U.S. Supreme Court won’t lift a stay issued Jan. 10 in the so-called Covington case on legislative redistricting. The court is in “a wait-and-see mode right now,…

  • Bill Unifying Election Dates Headed to House Floor For Vote

    RALEIGH — A bill passed Wednesday by the House Elections Committee would require local government special elections to be conducted during regularly scheduled general elections and primary elections in even-numbered years. Skimpy voter turnout is a driving force behind requiring counties, municipalities, and special districts to schedule special elections on…