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CHAPTER 5 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS, TO AP- PORTION SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMONG THOSE DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT- ATIVES BY DISTRICTS. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The first sentence of G. S. 163-124 is amended to read as follows: When the time for filing notices by candidates for nomination shall have expired, the chairman of the State Board of Elections shall within three days thereafter certify the facts as to such notices as have been filed with it to the Secretary of State; and in the representative districts composed of more than one county and in the senatorial districts composed of more than one county where there is no agreement as provided for in 163-113, the chairman or secretary of the county board of elections of each county in such representative or senatorial district shall, within three days after the time for filing such notice shall have expired, certify to every other chairman of the county board of elections in such representative or senatorial district the names of all candidates who have filed notice of candidacy in their respective counties for the office of member of the State House of Representatives or for the office of State Senator; and said chairman, acting under the direction of the State Board of Elections and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by it, shall, without delay, at the expense of the State, cause a sufficient number of official ballots to be printed for each political party having candidates to be voted for in the primary and distributed to the chairman of the county boards of elections in the several counties, upon which ballot shall appear the names of candidates who shall, under the provisions of this Article, have filed notice of their candidacy and otherwise complied with the requirements of this Article, except candidates for offices ballots for which are herein provided to be printed by the several county boards of elections, so that such ballots shall be received by the respective county boards of elections at least thirty days before the date of holding such primaries.