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CHAPTER 397 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 279 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1947 TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF ORANGE COUNTY TO CONDUCT ELECTIONS OF THE TOWN OF HILLS- BOROUGH. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Chapter 279 of the Session Laws of 1947 are hereby rewritten to read as follows: Sec. 5 The Board of Elections of Orange County shall conduct all elections of the Town of Hillsborough, including regular elections for the election of town officers, bond elections, and any other authorized special elections, called or requested by the Board of Commissioners of the Town. Except as otherwise provided in this Act or as otherwise provided in general or local laws relating to bond elections or other special elections in the town, all town elections shall be conducted in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing the conduct of general elections in Orange County. The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Hillsborough is hereby authorized to reimburse Orange County for the actual costs of conducting each election for the town. 410 Sec. 6 The Board of Elections of Orange County shall establish and maintain, and from time to time alter as necessary, a county election precinct the boundaries of which are coterminous with the corporate limits of the Town of Hillsborough. The election precinct so established shall be the town precinct for the purposes of conducting town elections, and the registrar and judges of election appointed by the Board of Elections of Orange County for such precinct shall be the registrar and judges of election for the purposes of registering voters for, and conducting, all town elections. Sec. 7 The Board of Elections of Orange County shall conduct and perform the registration of voters for all elections of the town, and shall use the registration books of Orange County. All persons now or hereafter duly registered in the registration books of Orange County who live within the corporate limits of the town shall be entitled to vote in all town elections. The registrar appointed by the Board of Elections of Orange County for the election precinct lying within the corporate limits of the town shall, in the manner provided by law for general elections: in the county, register in the county registration books all qualified electors of the town whose names are not registered in such registration books and who present themselves to such registrar during regular registration periods. All electors of the town who are now or hereafter registered to vote in general elections in Orange County shall be deemed duly registered to vote in all town elections. Sec. 8 The time or times of registration applicable to general elections in the county shall also be applicable to registration for elections of the town, and the registration books in the county election precinct lying within the corporate limits of the town shall be opened for the same period or periods of time, and closed at the same time, preceding town elections, as they are opened and closed for general elections in the county, and the same rules as to challenges shall apply to town elections as apply to general elections in the county. The notices, and the time or times thereof, applicable to general elections in the county and to registration therefor, shall also be applicable to town elections, and the Board of Elections of Orange County shall cause such notices to be given as required by law.