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Legislature Nears Delaying Elections In Some Cities To 2022


The North Carolina legislature appears close to passing a bill that would see elections in three dozen municipalities this fall delayed until early 2022 due to redistricting delays. The House voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill that would apply to towns and cities with residents separated into wards or districts who elect specific council members. They won't get the 2020 Census data in time to redraw boundaries. The municipalities would have elections next March, with more in April or May in some cities. The House bill also would permanently switch Raleigh's elections to even-numbered years. The Senate already passed a version of the bill.