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25-101. Time for general elections; officers to be elected; vacancies. (a) On the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year, there shall be held a general election to elect officers as follows:

(1) At each alternate election, prior to the year in which the term of office of the president and vice-president of the United States will expire, there shall be elected the electors of president and vice-president of the United States to which the state may be entitled at the time of such election;

(2) at each such election, when the term of a United States senator for this state shall expire during the next year, there shall be elected a United States senator;

(3) at each such election there shall be elected the representatives in congress to which the state may be entitled at the time of such election;

(4) at each alternate election, prior to the year in which their regular terms of office will expire, there shall be elected a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state commissioner of insurance;

(5) at each such election there shall be elected such members of the state board of education as provided by law;

(6) at each such election, when, in a judicial district in which judges of the district court are elected, the term of any district judge expires during the next year, or a vacancy in a district judgeship has been filled by appointment more than 30 days prior to the election, there shall be elected a district judge of such judicial district;

(7) at each such election, when, in a judicial district in which judges of the district court are elected, the term of any district magistrate judge expires during the next year, or a vacancy in a district magistrate judgeship has been filled by appointment more than 30 days prior to the election, there shall be elected a district magistrate judge of such judicial district;

(8) at each alternate election, prior to the year in which the regular term of office of state senators shall expire, there shall be elected a state senator in each state senatorial district;

(9) at each election there shall be elected a representative from each state representative district;

(10) at each alternate election there shall be elected, in each county, a county clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, county or district attorney, sheriff and such other officers as provided by law; and

(11) at each election, when the term of county commissioner in any district in any county shall expire during the next year, there shall be elected from such district a county commissioner.

(b) This section shall apply to the filling of vacancies only so far as is consistent with the provisions of law relating thereto.

History: R.S. 1923, 25-101; L. 1965, ch. 164, § 17; L. 1968, ch. 406, § 59; L. 1976, ch. 146, § 40; L. 1976, ch. 123, § 7; L. 1976, ch. 179, § 3; L. 1986, ch. 115, § 69; L. 2011, ch. 49, § 16; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1861, ch. 31, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4; G.S. 1868, ch. 36, pp. 427, 428, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; L. 1901, ch. 176, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4; Revised, 1923.


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