Ballotpedia:Twitter discussion about North Carolina elections to start May 7 at 4 p.m. EST

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May 7, 2012

North Carolina

RALEIGH, North Carolina: After months of campaigning from both sides, the most highly-scrutinized ballot measure in 2012 so far, North Carolina Amendment 1, will finally be decided on Tuesday, May 8.

May 8 is the state's primary election date, where North Carolina's Democratic primary race for governor will also take place. In addition, there will be 28 contested Senate primaries and 63 contested House primaries.

With campaign efforts and attention coming to a boil on Amendment 1, however, Ballotpedia will be holding a live Twitter discussion today, May 7 at 4 p.m. EST, inviting all who have opinions on the potential state constitutional amendment and other election items.

The discussion will be mediated by Ballotpedia on Twitter. All tweets regarding the discussion will use the hashtag #nc2012talk. Only healthy debates and talking points will be allowed; please refrain from using derogatory or abusive comments.

Also joining in the discussion for any questions will be Ballotpedia reporters:

  • Al Ortiz - Assistant Project Director of Ballot Measures
  • Geoff Pallay - Project Director of State Legislatures and Congress
  • Lauren Rodgers - Project Director of State Executives


North Carolina Amendment One will appear on the primary election ballot in the state of North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, asking voters whether or not to define marriage as between one man and one woman. If approved, the measure would also ban any other type of "domestic legal union" such as civil unions and domestic partnerships.

Same-sex marriage is already illegal in the state of North Carolina. The proposed measure, however, would add the ban to the state constitution.

Read arguments from supporters of the amendment here.

Read arguments from opponents of the amendment here.

If you participate

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What: Twitter discussion about North Carolina Amendment 1 and other May 8 elections

When: Monday, May 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST

Where: Twitter at #nc2012talk

How to participate: If you're on Twitter, share your thoughts by adding the hashtag #nc2012talk to any of your Tweets.

How to follow: If you don't tweet yourself, follow the conversation by pointing your browser to: #nc2012talk.

See also