Election 2018: Judicial voter guide released
The NC State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement recently released a “Judicial Voter Guide 2018 with Proposed Constitutional Amendments”. The guide includes important dates and times for one-stop early voting, absentee ballots, and election day.
The guide also includes information on candidates for:
N.C. Supreme Court
N.C. Court of Appeals Seat 1
N.C. Court of Appeals Seat 2
N.C. Court of Appeals Seat 3
And the guide includes information for the proposed Constitutional Amendments:
Right to Hunt and Fish
Changes to Current Victims’ Rights
Cap Maximum State Income Tax at 7%
Require Photographic Identification to Vote
Legislature to Control Judicial Appointments
Party Leaders in Legislature to Control Ethics and Elections Board Appointments; Eliminate Nonpartisan Representation on Board
The N.C. Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is the agency responsible for administering elections and ensuring compliance with campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws. The Board is composed of nine members appointed by the governor for two-year terms.
Funding for this guide comes from the N.C. Public Campaign Fund, which was created by a $3 check-off designation on the state tax form and a $50 surcharge on annual dues paid by members of the N.C. State Bar. The fund was repealed in 2013. The Judicial Voter Guide will continue to be published until remaining funds are spent.