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Are Remote Oaths of Office Allowed?

March 2, 2022

Our sweet, innocent 2019 selves would certainly be dumbfounded right now as we approach the end of the second year of pandemic life. While the seeming eternity of COVID has allowed local governments to become familiar with remote meetings requirements, … Continued

One Oath or Two? What is THE Oath of Office?

January 27, 2017

Article VI, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution instructs anyone elected or appointed to public office in this state to take and subscribe – that is, swear (or affirm) and sign – the oath prescribed therein before entering upon … Continued

What’s a “Public Office”?

February 17, 2010

What’s a “Public Office”? I am often asked to explain what it means to hold a public office. The questioner is sometimes trying to decide whether a particular person must take an oath, which is required of public office-holders.  Or, the person … Continued

Oaths of Office: How Many and By Whom?

November 13, 2009

Article VI, section 7 of the State Constitution sets out an oath of office that is to be taken by any person elected or appointed to a public office, basically swearing to uphold the constitution and laws of the United … Continued

Filing oaths of office

September 24, 2009

An attorney called recently and asked about G.S. 14-229.  That section prohibits a person from entering upon the duties of a public office without taking and subscribing the oath of office and then filing the oath “in the proper office.”  … Continued