Transylvania County Board of Elections

Sample Ballots for November 2018 General


Proposed NC Constitutional Amendments (with explanations)


The North Carolina Secretary of State's Office has provided official explanations of the proposed NC Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot. They are as follows:

Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Click here for explanation

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.Click here for explanation

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

Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person. Click here for explanation

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. Click here for explanation

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

More information may be obtained at the NC Secretary of State's office. Click here

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