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Proposed 2018 Constitutional Amendments

The following six proposed constitutional amendments will on your ballot this November in the order listed below.  You will have the opportunity to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” each amendment. Voting “For” an amendment is voting in favor of it being added to the NC Constitution.  Voting “Against” an amendment is voting against it being added to the NC Constitution.

*The captions in ‘( )’ below are for illustration purposes only. Actual captions will say “constitutional amendment” only. 

(Hunting and Fishing Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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

(Victims’ Rights Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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.”

(Income Tax Cap Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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

(Voter Photo ID Restriction Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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

(Judicial Appointments Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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.

(Elections and Ethics Amendment*)

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

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

More Resources on the Amendments:

Democracy North Carolina and other nonpartisan organizations have opposed these amendments and are encouraging voters to vote AGAINST them this fall. Learn more about each below: