A North Carolina Appointment of Magistrates Amendment
did not make the 2012 ballot
in North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
The measure would have allowed for magistrates to be appointed by the chief District Court judge.
Text of measure
The proposed measure would have asked voters:
Constitutional amendment to provide for appointment of magistrates by the chief district court judge from nominations submitted by the clerk of superior court.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the North Carolina Constitution
The North Carolina Constitution, Section 4 of Article XIII, requires that a legislatively-referred amendment go on the ballot after it is approved by a 60% vote of each house of the North Carolina State Legislature.