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Reach Results: How well informed do you feel about the six state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November?

Earlier this month, we asked our Reach NC Voices members about six amendments to the state constitution that will be up for vote this November. We wanted to know which amendment would be most important, and after hearing back, we decided we wanted to learn more about how informed our members felt on the issues being brought to the ballot.

In our July 19 Reach Roundup newsletter, we posed our Question of the Week: How well informed do you feel about the six state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November?

Response options included: very uninformed, uninformed, informed, very informed, and unsure. Here’s the breakdown of how participants answered our question and some of the comments we received:

“I’m very politically involved and I feel that I still don’t know what amendments are on the ballot.”
-Cathie from Raleigh, NC

“Voter ID is the most important. Most of the other proposed amendments are just distractions.”
-Margaret from Greensboro, NC

“Will a bipartisan board of Ethics and Elections put independent candidates and third parties at further disadvantage?”
-Marc from Charlotte, NC

“I would like to review these amendments before going to my polling place. To date, there has been no public presentation of these amendments to review them.”
-Harold from Raleigh, NC

Interested in participating in Reach NC Voices? You can sign up below to share your thoughts on our weekly questions. We’d love to hear from you!

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Yasmin Bendaas

Yasmin Bendaas is a Science writer.  A North Carolina native, she received her master’s degree in Science & Medical Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, where she was a Park Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2013 from Wake Forest University, where she double-minored in journalism and Middle East and South Asia studies. As an undergraduate student, Bendaas gained insight into public health when she interned at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, a statewide grantmaker focused on rural health, including access to primary care, diabetes, community-centered prevention, and mental health and substance abuse. 

As a journalist, Bendaas has been funded twice by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for fieldwork in Algeria — first to cover a disappearing indigenous tattoo tradition, and again to look at how climate change affects rural sheepherding practices.