Apr 19 2013

North Carolina County Commissioner Switches from Republican Party to Libertarian Party

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 18, Brian Berger, a New Hanover County, North Carolina County Commissioner, switched his voter registration from “Republican” to “Libertarian.” County Commission is a partisan elected office. See this story.

It is believed that Berger intends to resign soon from the Commission. The law says a vacancy should be filled by the party that the ex-member was a member of. The law is vague as to whether this means that the Republican Party, or the Libertarian Party, has the opportunity to suggest a new appointee. The article quotes the head of the county election board as saying that he believes the Republican Party should make the decision, but there is no clarity in the law about that.

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