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Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission meeting Thursday

The North Carolina Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission  will hold an emergency meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting, to be held in the Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History,  is to continue the commission’s work in crafting language explaining state constitutional amendments to be on the ballot in November.

The short descriptions will be distributed through the county-level elections offices and through voter guides mailed to more than four million North Carolina voters. The commission would have also crafted short captions for each amendment appearing on the ballot this fall, but the GOP-controlled General Assembly seized that authority just earlier this month during an ongoing power struggle with Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats.

The commission consists of three members: Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, and Legislative Services Officer Paul Coble, representing the General Assembly.

Earlier this month, the commission met and approved language for the proposed amendments on crime victim protections (HB 551) and hunting and fishing (SB 677).

On Thursday the commission will take up language for the proposed amendments on voter ID (HB 1092) and capping the state income tax rate (SB 75).

A three-judge Superior Court panel ruled late Tuesday that proposed amendments on the authority to make board appointments (HB 913) and the selection of judges (SB 814) cannot be included on the ballot in November.

One Comment


  1. Blayne Overman

    August 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    This should be up to the citizens of North Carolina. ALL these ammendments should be on the ballot!

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