08 ncac 06b .0104          LATE CHANGES IN BALLOTS

After the official ballots for a general or special election have been printed and the absentee voting period has begun, the death, resignation, or disqualification of a candidate whose name appears on the official ballots shall not require that the ballots be reprinted.  If the vacancy occurs before the absentee voting period begins, the responsible board of elections may determine whether it is practical to have the ballots reprinted with the name of the replacement nominee as authorized by G.S. 163-114.  If the ballots are not reprinted, a vote cast for the candidate whose name is printed on the ballot shall be counted as a vote for the replacement nominee.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-165.3;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002;

Eff. August 1, 2004.