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There are a total of 170 seats in the North Carolina General Assembly. All 50 seats of the North Carolina State Senate and all 120 seats of the North Carolina House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The North Carolina State Senate is the upper body of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Senate consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 160,986 residents.[2]

House

The North Carolina House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

Article 2, Section 6 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Senator, at the time of his election, shall be not less than 25 years of age, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the State as a citizen for two years and in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement.[5][6] When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat.[7] The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the North Carolina State Senate.

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement.[9][6] When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat.[10] The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.[11]

Districts

These are links to every district in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

See also

External links

References