§ 163-132.1C. Participation in the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program of the United States Census Bureau.
Overview of Statute
Section mandates the State of North Carolina to participate in the United States Bureau of the Census.
(a) Participation.–The State of North Carolina shall participate in the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program, conducted pursuant to P.L. 94-171, of the United States Bureau of the Census, so that the State will receive 2020 Census data by voting districts.
(b) Reporting of Voting Districts.–The Legislative Services Officer shall report to the Bureau of the Census this State’s voting precincts, which shall be based upon the 2010 Census block boundaries, to be used in developing the geography for the 2020 Census as voting districts. The Executive Director shall approve and the Legislative Services Officer shall submit the report to the Bureau of the Census in time to comply with the deadlines of that Bureau for the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program. The Legislative Services Officer shall participate in the Bureau of the Census’s verification program and notify the Bureau of the Census of any errors in the entry of the voting districts in time for those errors to be corrected.
(c) Additional Rules.–The Legislative Services Officer shall provide a copy of the submission required by subsection (b) of this section to the Executive Director and to the chair of each political party recognized under G.S. 163-96. The Legislative Services Officer shall also, at the time of the report to Bureau of the Census, post the report on the Web site of the General Assembly.
(2016-109, s. 7(a); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b); 2019-16, s. 1.)
- State Board of Elections
1. Definition for Participate
Participate. – To take part in, influence, or attempt to influence, including
acting through an agent or proxy.
2. Definition for United States
“United States,” used in the territorial sense, means the several states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
3. Definition for political party
The term “political party” means any political party organized or operating in this State, whether or not that party is recognized under the provisions of G.S. 163A-950. A special definition of “political party organization” that applies only in Part 2 of this Article is set forth in G.S. 163A-1475. An affiliated party committee is deemed a political party for this Article as set forth in G.S. 163A-1416 and G.S. 163A-1417.
4. Definition for State
“State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
5. Definition for Office
(4) Office. – The elected office for which the candidate has filed or petitioned.
(2006-155, s. 1; 2006-259, s. 48(a); 2017-6, s. 3.)