House committee substitute to 1st edition makes the following changes. Changes the wording of the for/against question to be used in the voting systems and ballots to have voters indicate for or against the following description of the amendment: Constitutional amendment to remove the literacy test requirement for voting from the North Carolina Constitution. The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits implementation of this requirement. (Was, Constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that every person presenting himself for registration shall be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language.)
Bill Summaries: H44 (2023-2024 Session)
Bill H 44 (2023-2024)Summary date: Mar 1 2023 - View summary
Bill H 44 (2023-2024)Summary date: Feb 2 2023 - View summary
Subject to voter approval at the statewide election on November 5, 2024, repeals Section 4 of Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution, which requires every person registering to vote to be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language. If approved, effective upon certification.