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North Carolina > Elections And Election Laws > Municipal Elections (§ § 163-279 through 163-320) Article 23. Conduct of Municipal Elections (§ § 163-291 through 163-320)

§ 163-305. Validation of elections.

Overview of Statute

Prior elections pursuant to Article 24 are validated.


All elections, and the results thereof, previously held in and for any municipality, special district, or school administrative unit pursuant to Subchapter IX, Chapter 163, are hereby validated.

(1973, c. 492, s. 1; 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b).)

Definition [election]

The term “election” means any general or special election, a first or second primary, a run-off election, or an election to fill a vacancy. The term “election” shall not include any local or statewide referendum.

§ 163A-1411 (30). Definitions.

Definition [Election]

“Election” means the event in which voters cast votes in ballot items concerning proposals or candidates for office in this State or the United States. The term includes primaries, general elections, referenda, and special elections.

§ 163A-1095 (4). Definition