(a) Judicial district bars may adopt bylaws permitting early voting for up to 10 business days prior to a councilor election, in accordance with procedures approved by the NC State Bar Council and as set out in this subchapter.
(b) Only active members of the judicial district bar may participate in early voting.
(c) In districts that permit early voting, the notice sent to members referred to in Rule .0802(e) of this subchapter shall advise that early voting will be permitted, and shall identify the locations, dates, and hours for early voting. The notice shall also advise that nominations may be made in writing directed to the president of the district bar and received prior to a date set out in the notice. Sufficient notice shall be provided to permit nominations received from district bar members to be included on the printed ballots.
(d) The notice sent to members referred to in Rule .0802(e) of this subchapter shall be placed in the United States Mail, postage prepaid, at least 30 days prior to the first day of the early voting period.
(e) Write-in candidates shall be permitted during the early voting period and at the election, and the instructions shall so state.
(f) Early voting locations and hours must be reasonably accessible to all active members of the judicial district.
History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-18
Adopted August 27, 2013