NC -- Six Amendments on the ballot this year. Know before you vote.

 

Amendments on the ballot were all written by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.  NC Republican want people to vote for the amendments.  N.C. Democratic Party hope people vote against all six.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. NAACP challenged four of the amendments in court,  in efforts to keep them from being on the ballot, both lawsuits were denied by the N.C. Supreme Court.

Amendments on the ballot :

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

* Make the maximum possible state income tax rate 7 percent, down from 10 percent. No change to anyone’s current tax bill,  North Carolina personal income tax rate is now 5.499 percent.

On the ballot:

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

* Give legislators a major role in choosing who should fill judicial vacancies, limiting the governor’s power.

On the ballot:

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Constitutional amendment to change the process for filling judicial vacancies that occur between judicial elections from a process in which the Governor has sole appointment power to a process in which the people of the State nominate individuals to fill vacancies by way of a commission comprised of appointees made by the judicial, executive, and legislative branches charged with making recommendations to the legislature as to which nominees are deemed qualified; then the legislature will recommend at least two nominees to the Governor via legislative action not subject to gubernatorial veto; and the Governor will appoint judges from among these nominees.

 


▪ Protect hunting and fishing, and make hunting and fishing “a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.”

What you’ll see on the ballot:

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

▪ Change the State Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement from 9 members to 8 members, leaving 4 members from each party but removing the 9th seat that’s now reserved for an unaffiliated person. The amendment would takes away the Governor’s power to choose members of the elections board, and give that power to the legislature.

What you’ll see on the ballot:

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Constitutional amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and elections law.


▪ Add rights in the legal system for victims of felony crimes.

What you’ll see on the ballot:

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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.