Wake County Election Board To Appeal District Border Rulings

Wake County Election Board To Appeal District Border Rulings

11:36am Jul 14, 2016
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The Wake County Board of Elections will appeal a federal court ruling that rejected the state legislature's district lines for the county board of commissioners and the school board.

The board voted 2-1 on Wednesday to ask the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case.

A three-judge panel of that court had rejected the lines drawn by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, saying the latest plan violated the "one-man, one-vote" concept.

The full appeals court could uphold or reverse the decision or decide not to hear it. The county could then appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reports Wake officials are supposed to start getting ballots ready on Aug. 10, with absentee ballots going in the mail Sept. 9.

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