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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm North Carolina
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:8,067,673 (2.86% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:15(2.79% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
2010 Census:9,565,781 (3.09% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:15(2.79% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
Capital:Raleigh
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of North Carolina
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Ratified Articles of Confederation: 5 April 1778. this State formally adhered to the Articles on 21 July 1778 when the document was signed by its delegates to the Seventh Continental Congress
 Ratified Constitution of the United States: 21 November 1789
  The 12th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: SOUTH
 Region: Upper ["Border"] South
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [None. One of the 13 original States which declared their independence from the nascent British Empire on 4 July 1776]
 
1st (1776-1868) [Adopted: 18 December 1776 Convention convened, 12 November 1776, Ratified: 18 December 1776 not submitted to the People]
2nd (1868-1876) [Adopted: 16 March 1868 Convention convened, 14 January 1868, Ratified: April 1868 ratified by a vote of 93,118 to 74,009]
3rd (1876-1971) [Adopted: 12 October 1875 Convention convened, 6 September 1875, Ratified: 7 November 1876 ratified by a vote of 122,912 to 108,829]
4th (1971-) [Adopted: 1969 drafted and enacted by the General Assembly, Ratified: 3 November 1970 effective, 1 July 1971]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
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Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Commissioner of Agriculture: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Commissioner of Insurance: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Commissioner of Labor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

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Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  On Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in the year 1968, and every four years thereafter, or on such days as the Congress of the United States shall direct.... [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. 163-1. c.]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (1992-2013) On the Tuesday after the first Monday in May, 1992, and every four years thereafter, the voters of this State shall be given an opportunity to express their preference for the person to be the presidential candidate of their political party. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163‑213.2.]
  (2013-2015) "the Tuesday after the ... South Carolina presidential preference primary ..." providing that "South Carolina holds its presidential primary before the 15th day of March".
  (2016--) "On March 15, 2016, the voters of this State shall be given an opportunity to express the voters' preference for the person to be the presidential candidate of the voters' political party." [House Bill 373 SECTION 1.(b)]
State Primary   All States
  (--2012) On Tuesday next after the first Monday in May preceding each general election to be held in November [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-1 (b)]
If ... there is more than one person seeking nomination, the substantial plurality shall be ... forty percent (40%) .... the aspirant who obtains a substantial plurality shall be declared the nominee ... If two candidates receive a substantial plurality, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be declared the nominee. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (a)(1)]
If .. no aspirant receives a substantial plurality ... the aspirant receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared nominated ... unless the aspirant receiving the second highest number of votes shall request a second primary .... In the second primary only the two aspirants who received the highest and next highest number of votes shall be voted for. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (b)(1)]
If a second primary is required ... the ... board ... shall order that it be held seven weeks after the first primary. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (3)(e)]
  (2012-2015) On Tuesday next after the first Monday in May preceding each general election to be held in November [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-1. b.]
If ... there is more than one person seeking nomination, the substantial plurality shall be ... forty percent (40%) .... the aspirant who obtains a substantial plurality shall be declared the nominee ... If two candidates receive a substantial plurality, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be declared the nominee. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (a)(1)]
If .. no aspirant receives a substantial plurality ... the aspirant receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared nominated ... unless the aspirant receiving the second highest number of votes shall request a second primary .... In the second primary only the two aspirants who received the highest and next highest number of votes shall be voted for. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (b)(1)]
If a second primary is required ... the ... board ... shall order that it be held 10 weeks after the first primary if any of the offices ... is for .. United States Senate or ... House of Representatives. Otherwise, the second party will be held 7 weeks after the first primary. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. § 163-111 (3)(e)]
  (2016--) ... the primary election in 2016 shall be conducted on the same date as the 2016 presidential preference primary [15 March 2016] ... [House Bill 373 SECTION 2.(a)]
... if a second primary is required ... the appropriate board of elections... shall order that it be held May 24, 2016, if any of the offices for which a second primary is required are for a candidate for the office of United States Senate or member of the United States House of Representatives. Otherwise, the second primary shall be held May 3, 2016. [House Bill 373 SECTION 2.(d)]
Polling times   All States
  Hours for voting. In every election, the voting place shall be open at 6:30 A.M. and shall be closed at 7:30 P.M. In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 P.M. [NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163. 163-166.01.]


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