Two South Carolina Government Restructure Amendments
may appear on the November 2012 ballot
in the state of South Carolina
as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments
. One measure would require that candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor, and the second one would allow the governor to appoint an education head. The proposals were introduced in 2011 legislative session
Path to the ballot
Section 1 of Article XVI of the South Carolina Constitution says that a legislatively-referred amendment can go on the ballot if approved by a 2/3rds vote of each house of the South Carolina State Legislature.
During late April 2011 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved both measures to be considered before the full Senate with a vote of 18-4 for the running mate amendment, and 17-2 for the education head appointment proposal.
On April 26, 2012, the measure passed the Senate with a vote of 34-1.