PodcastConstitutional Amendments

Six constitutional amendments explained

Overview

  • Some states vote on constitutional amendments all the time, but Dinan said for North Carolina, deciding on six amendments at once is rare. 
  • Despite a push from some critics to get voters to oppose all six amendments, Dinan said they aren’t ideologically equal and voters could pick and choose which they want.
  • Court battles have substantially changed the potential impact of one of the most controversial amendments — the one related to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.

North Carolina voters have a lot of choices to make when they hit the voting booth in a few short weeks. Six constitutional amendments are on the ballot with implications for everything from hunting to income tax rates and elections. 

On the latest episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados gets a breakdown of the amendments and what they might mean for the state from John Dinan, a professor of politics at Wake Forest University and author of “State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States.”

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