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AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF LILLINGTON.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Sec. 1. Four year. overlapping terms of commissioners established. At the next regular municipal election conducted in the Town of Lillington, subsequent to the ratification of this Act, there shall be elected by the qualified voters of said town a Mayor and five Commissioners. The two candidates for the office of Commissioner receiving the highest number of votes in said election shall serve for a term of four years each and until their successors are elected and qualified. The three candidates for Commissioner receiving the next highest number of votes shall serve for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Thereafter all members of the Lillington Town Board of the Town of Lillington shall be elected for the terms of four years each.
The election referred to in this section was held on the first Monday in May, 1961 (see Charter Section 5). Therefore, two Commissioners are to be elected in 1969 and every four years thereafter, and three Commissioners are to be elected in 1971 and every four years thereafter.
Sec. 2. Four year term of mayor established; Mayor and Commissioners constitute governing body. The candidate for the office of Mayor receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected and shall serve for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The Mayor and the Lillington Town Board shall constitute the governing body of the Town of Lillington.
The effect of this Section and Section 1 of this Act is to provide for the election of a Mayor in 1969 and every four years thereafter.
Sec. 3. Notice of candidacy; filing fee. All persons desiring to become a candidate for the office of mayor or commissioner shall give notice to the Town Clerk by filing with said Clerk a notice of candidacy at least fifteen days prior to said election and shall pay a filing fee in an amount to be determined by the Lillington Town Board but said fee shall in no instance exceed two dollars. No person’s name shall be placed upon the general election ballot unless he has complied with the conditions herein set out.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 11th day of June, 1959.