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CHAPTER 257 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF REORGANIZING AND MERGING THE RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, THE HAMLET CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, AND THE ROCKINGHAM CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT INTO ONE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT UNDER ONE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR ALL THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
At the primary and the general election to be held in Richmond County in 1968, and biennially thereafter, at the same time and in the same manner as candidates are nominated and elected for all other offices, boards, and commissions in Richmond County, the qualified voters of Richmond County shall elect three persons to fill the three vacancies on the board of education caused by expiration of terms. Effective with the election of 1968, and biennially thereafter, persons elected to membership on the board of education shall serve a term of six years or until their successors are elected and qualified. Any resident and qualified voter of 307 Richmond County shall be eligible, by paying a filing fee of ten dollars ($10.00), to file with the board of elections for nomination and election to the board of education. Persons elected to membership on the board of education in the general election held in 1968, and biennially thereafter, shall qualify by taking the oath of office on or about the first Monday in December following their election and their term of office shall become effective with the date of their qualification.