Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Post-Election Questions? Blog Posts Have Answers

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Now that the votes are in, let the questions begin! When do new county commissioners get sworn in and who can administer the oaths of office? What are the requirements for the organizational meeting? What powers do the “lame duck” commissioners have prior to the changeover? Who is required to take the mandatory ethics training, […]

Did the Legislature Redistrict in the Wrong Year? A Footnote

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A short while ago I wrote about the state constitutional provisions on redistricting, noting the argument that for decades North Carolina might have been drawing legislative districts at the wrong time. The state constitution can be read to say that the General Assembly should have waited until the 2013 session to redistrict rather than going […]

Campaign Signs and Local Land-Use Ordinances

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

UPDATE September 2013:  In 2011 the General Assembly adopted legislation establishing standards for political signs within the right-of-way of NCDOT roads and highways, giving NCDOT the authority to enforce them.  The adopted statute (G.S. 136-32) does, however, allow municipalities to retain authority to regulate political signs within the rights-of-way of streets inside city limits that […]