(a)  Judicial district bars may adopt bylaws permitting elections by mail, in accordance with procedures approved by the N.C. State Bar Council and as set out in this Section.

(b)  Only active members of the judicial district bar may participate in elections conducted by mail.

(c)  In districts which permit elections by mail, the notice sent to members referred to in Rule .0802(e) of this Subchapter shall advise that the election will be held by mail.

(d)  The judicial district bar shall mail a ballot to each active member of the judicial district bar at the member's address of record on file with the North Carolina State Bar.  The ballot shall be accompanied by written instructions and shall state when and where the ballot should be returned.

(e)  Each ballot shall be sequentially numbered with a red identifying numeral in the upper right hand corner of the ballot.  The judicial district bar shall maintain appropriate records respecting how many ballots were mailed to prospective voters in each election, as well as how many ballots are returned.

(f)  Only original ballots will be accepted.  No photocopied or faxed ballots will be accepted.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 84-18; 84-23;

Eff. November 5, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 23, 2012.