July 6, 2018 •
North Carolina Legislature Makes Power Grab for Elections and Ethics Board Appointments
After receiving at least three-fifths of the vote in each chamber, the North Carolina Senate gave final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to alter the way the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement is appointed.
The proposal switches the power to make appointments to the board from the governor to the Legislature.
Previously, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had sued Republican legislative leaders multiple times over legislation creating different versions of the joint board.
The amendment requires a simple majority at the ballot box to become effective on January 1, 2019.
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