North Carolina Appellate Court Term and Vacancy Amendment (2012)

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A North Carolina Appellate Court Term and Vacancy Amendment did not make the 2012 ballot in North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would have allowed judges to serve until a second general election after appointment; vacancies on appellate courts would be filled by the governor.[1]

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The proposed measure would have asked voters:[2]

Constitutional amendment to allow justices and judges of the Appellate Division adequate time to fulfill their judicial duties before running for election, by allowing them to serve until the second statewide general election after their appointment, and improving election administration and absentee voting for the military by changing the requirement for a special election to fill a vacancy for the remainder of the term of superior court judge and district attorney from 60 days to 90 days prior to the general election.
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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.

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