Constitutional amendments on the ballot in November

One of the last legislative actions of the 2018 short session were proposed amendments to the NC Constitution.  The General Assembly cannot make changes; the state constitution does not allow that. But what they can do is put before the voters proposed amendments and by referendum, the voters make that decision. As voters, we’ll have the opportunity to vote in November on six proposed amendments to our state constitution.  Changing our constitution is serious business and it’s not too early to start thinking about it. This is what you’ll see on your ballot and asked to vote for or against.

“The questions to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be….

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Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

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Constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the enforcement of these rights.

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To establish a bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections to administer ethics and election laws, to clarify the appointment authority of the Legislative and the Judicial Branches, and to prohibit legislators from serving on boards and commissions exercising executive or judicial authority.

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Constitutional amendment to reduce the income tax rate in North Carolina to a maximum allowable rate of seven percent (7%).

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Constitutional amendment to implement a nonpartisan merit-based system that relies on professional qualifications instead of political influence when nominating Justices and judges to be selected to fill vacancies that occur between judicial elections.

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Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.”

Becki Gray / Senior Vice President

Becki Gray is Senior Vice President of the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff and other dec...

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