Constitutional Amendment

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General Assembly and courts to voting booths this fall.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

Should North Carolina voters show a photo ID to vote in person? That will be just one of six questions voters will decide when they head to the polls in November. Legislators approved the sixth ballot question just before adjourning the spring legislative session Friday.

Picture of gavel
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Voters will see yet another proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution on their November ballots.

Picture of gavel
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The House has given preliminary approval to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would change the process for filling vacant judicial seats.

North Carolina legislative building
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Republicans in the General Assembly rode their majority to pass three more proposed constitutional amendments Tuesday. 

Photo: A Massachusetts voting station sign
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By the time presidential candidates start descending on North Carolina in 2020, voters may be required to show a photo identification before voting. State legislators filed a proposal last week that would ask voters to decide whether a photo ID requirement should be added to the current qualifications to vote.

a man fly fishing
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Three Republicans in the state Senate have filed a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing rights. 

State Senate chamber
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North Carolina Senate Republicans are looking to give voters the opportunity to add spending and income tax caps to the state’s constitution.

Photo: Venus Flytrap
Flickr user Mark Freeth

Nine North Carolina state laws are set to go into effect today, including criminal defendants' ability to waive their right to a jury trial and a law that makes it a felony to poach the carnivorous Venus Flytrap plant.

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