Posts Tagged ‘duty to vote’

Failures to Vote by Board Members Participating Remotely

Friday, March 20th, 2020

[UPDATE: Section 4.31 of Session Law 2020-3 amends G.S. 160A-75 to apply the default “yes” rule discussed below to the unexcused failures to vote of council members who attend meetings electronically during a state of emergency declared by the Governor or General Assembly. In that situation, the default “yes” rule applies only while “simultaneous communication” […]

Do Mayors Have a Duty to Vote?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

North Carolina holds its local government board members’ feet to the fire when it comes to voting. City council members and county commissioners have a legal duty to vote unless they are excused for any of several grounds allowed under the statutes. The statutes do not authorize board members to abstain. In cities, if a […]