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Constitution of North Carolina

ARTICLE II Legislative

Sec. 8. Elections.

The election for members of the General Assembly shall be held for the respective districts in 1972 and every two years thereafter, at the places and on the day prescribed by law.

History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 27, Const. 1868, as amended by the Convention of 1875 and in 1968.

Defeated Amendment Proposals. - An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1981, c. 504, s. 1, and defeated at the election held June 29, 1982, would have provided that elections be held every four years.

An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1985, c. 768, s. 1, and defeated at the primary election held on May 6, 1986, would have amended this section by deleting "1972 and every two years thereafter" and substituting "1986, and in 1989 and every two years thereafter."

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