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Constitution of North Carolina

ARTICLE II Legislative

Sec. 7. Qualifications for Representative.

Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 8, Const. 1868, as amended in 1968.

CASE NOTES

Cited in Royal v. State, 153 N.C. App. 495, 570 S.E.2d 738 (2002).

Opinions of Attorney General



A person must be 21 years old by the date of the general election in order to be elected to the House of Representatives. See opinion of Attorney General to Mr. William R. Gilkeson, Jr., Staff Attorney, Research Division, Legislative Services Office, North Carolina General Assembly, 1999 N.C. AG LEXIS 33 (11/3/99).

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