North Carolina 2012 ballot measures
One statewide ballot question was certified for the 2012 ballot in the state of North Carolina.
- The measure was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment and was approved .
- The measure were on the May 8, 2012 primary election ballot.
- The 2011 legislative session began January 26 and ended in early June. A special session started July 13, 2011.
- The 2012 state legislative session began on February 16, 2012 and has no limit. Legislative referrals can be sent to the 2012 ballot during this time.
On the ballot
|Amendment 1||Marriage||Would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman|
Not on the ballot
|Sunshine Amendment||Admin of gov't||Would amend state public record and meeting laws|
|Secret Ballot Amendment||Labor||Would guarantee the right to a secret ballot in votes of employee representation|
|Private Property Amendment||Eminent domain||Would prevent property from being condemned solely for private economic development|
|State Board of Education Amendment||Education||Shifts authority from the Board of Education to an elected superintendent|
|Senate and House Leader Term Limits Amendment||Administration of government||Limits the House speaker and the Senate president pro tem to three consecutive two-year terms (six years)|
|Gubernatorial Election Amendment||Administration of government||Requires that the governor and lieutenant governor run together in the general election|
|English Language Amendment||English||Would make English the official language|
|Supermajority Vote Required to Levy Taxes||Taxes||Would require a three-fifths vote of the legislature to levy state taxes|
|Taxpayer Bill of Rights Amendment||Taxes||Would establish an expenditure limit based on population growth plus inflation|
|State Savings Fund Amendment||State budgets||Would create a state savings account|
|Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment||Redistricting||Establishes an independent commission to draw legislative and congressional seats|
|General Assembly Term Limits Amendment||Administration of government||Limits General Assembly members to four consecutive terms|
|Appellate Court Term and Vacancy Amendment||State judiciary||Would allow judges to serve until a second general election after appointment; vacancies on appellate courts would be filled by the governor|
|Judicial Appointment Amendment||State judiciary||Replaces the present practice of selecting Justices and Judges of the Appellate Division and Judges of the Superior Court by gubernatorial appointment|
|Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Appointment Amendment||State judiciary||Reforms the process of selecting Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals|
|Appointment of Magistrates Amendment||State judiciary||Magistrates would be appointed by the chief District Court judge|
Local ballot measures
- See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012
No local measures have been identified for 2012. Read about local happenings here.
- 2012 ballot measures
- List of North Carolina ballot measures
- North Carolina Legislature
- List of ballot measures by state
- WITN, "Two Ballots Will Be Used In May Primary," September 27, 2011
- Lincoln Tribune, "NCGA special session ends with amendments on the table," September 19, 2011
- News & Observer, "Dome: Lawmakers end an acrimonious session," September 15, 2011
- Carolina Journal, "Eminent Domain Amendment DOA as Session Resumes," September 12, 2011
- The Republic, "GOP leaders say they don't expect NC General Assembly to linger after amendments debate," September 12, 2011
- Carolina Journal, "Here Come The Amendments," September 2, 2011
- Sun Journal, "N.C. Republicans stay busy with bills, amendments," July 30, 2011