HOUSE BILL 1840
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STAGGERED TERMS FOR LA GRANGE COUNCIL MEMBERS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The offices of the municipality of La Grange shall consist of a mayor and six council members. Beginning with the regular municipal election and primary to be held in 1975, the election shall be conducted on a partisan basis as provided in Articles 23 and 24 of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes of North Carolina.
The Mayor shall be elected for a term of four years. In the 1975 election, the three candidates for the council who received the highest number of votes shall be elected to terms of four years, and the three candidates receiving the next highest number of votes shall be elected for terms of two years. Thereafter, as the terms expire, the successors shall be elected for terms of four years each.
Sec. 2. The terms of the mayor and council members presently holding office shall continue until their successors are elected in November, 1975, and qualify pursuant to law.
Sec. 3. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 20th day of March, 1974.