AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DESIGNATIONS TO APPEAR ON THE BALLOT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER REFERENDA. Enacted August 4, 2018. Effective August 4, 2018.
Summary date: Aug 4 2018 - More information
Summary date: Jul 27 2018 - More information
The Governor vetoed the act on 07/27/18. The Governor's objections and veto message are available here: https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017E1/H3Veto/H3Veto.html
Summary date: Jul 24 2018 - More information
Amends GS 163A-1114(h), concerning the order in which referendum questions to be voted on are to be arranged on the ballot to specify that there cannot be a reference to a numerical order or other reference of order by category or within a category. Instead of requiring that proposed Constitutional amendments be designated by the short caption provided by the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission, requires that the amendments be designated only by the phrase "Constitutional Amendment" before setting out the referendum question.
The above applies to ballots used in the 2018 general election and thereafter. Specifies that no numerical order or other reference of order for referenda, by category or within a category, will appear on the 2018 general election ballot. Makes null and void any captions adopted by the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission before this bill becomes law.
Makes a conforming change to GS 147-54.10(a) by removing the requirement that the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission's explanation of the amendment, revision, or new Constitution to be voted on include a short caption reflecting the contents to be used on the ballot and the printed summary.
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