From The Daily Reflector by Bobby Burns:
County elections offices are operating without the oversight of elections boards following a court ruling that dissolved the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. A panel of state judges ruled in October that a law reorganizing the board was unconstitutional. The panel stayed the ruling so the board could deliberate on alleged violations that are holding up the Congressional election in North Carolina’s 9th District.
The panel on Friday refused to extend the stay further even though an investigation has not been completed. The state panel and all 100 county boards of election are effectively dissolved as a result until some point after a new law goes into effect on Jan. 31, state and local officials said on Wednesday.
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