08 ncac 06b .0103          ARRANGEMENT OF OFFICIAL BALLOTS

(a)  As soon as practicable after the close of the filing period, the State Board of Elections shall certify to the county boards of elections the order of the offices and candidate names to be voted on the official ballot. The State Board of Elections shall provide the text and arrangement of referenda to be voted on the official ballot.

(b)  Generally, the order of precedence for candidate ballot items shall be as follows:

(1)           Federal Offices;

(2)           State Offices in the order certified by the State Board of Elections;

(3)           District and local offices;

(4)           Non-partisan offices; and

(5)           Referenda, unless the voting system design requires referenda to be before candidate ballot items.

Ballot items for full terms of an office shall be listed before ballot items for partial terms of the same office.  The term of the unexpired office only shall be listed as part of the title of the office.

(c)  Names of candidates shall be printed in the exact form either certified by the State Board of Elections for those candidates who are required to file the Notice of Candidacy with the State Board of Elections, by convention or by petition.  Candidates for all offices shall provide their name exactly as it is to appear on the ballot.  Candidates may request in writing a change in the manner that their name is to appear on the ballot during the time the filing period is open.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-165.6;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002;

Eff. August 1, 2004.