Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 46 Issue 4, Spring 1981
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Census information from 1980 and changes in demographics caused some counties to reestablish voting districts. Commissioner elections vary between the counties with 35 counties requiring commissioners to live in the district they are elected. The other 56 counties allow any resident of the county to be elected regardless of whether they live in the specific district.
The first permit law was enacted in 1919 and left relatively unchanged until the 1980s. Changes to federal law caused state law makers to reevaluate gun laws. How permits are issued in all 81 counties is reviewed.
The judicial rotation refers to the state's system of requiring superior court judges to serve in all courts of a region rather than just the district in which they reside. As one of the few states in the country to practice this system, the author reviews how the system functions and both the pros and cons of such a judicial procedure.