H1074: Constitutional Amendment/Citizens-Only Voting. Latest Version

Session: 2023 - 2024

House
Passed 1st Reading
Committee
Rules


AN ACT to amend the constitution of north carolina to provide for citizens‑only voting.



The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:



SECTION 1.  Section 1 of Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution reads as rewritten:



Section 1.  Who may vote.



Every person born in the United States and every person who has been naturalized, Only a citizen of the United States who is 18 years of age, age and possessing the qualifications set out in this Article, shall be entitled to vote at any election by the people of the State, except as herein otherwise provided.



SECTION 2.  The amendment set out in Section 1 of this act shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the statewide general election to be held on November 5, 2024, which election shall be conducted under the laws then governing elections in the State. Ballots, voting systems, or both may be used in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The question to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be:



[ ] FOR          [ ] AGAINST



Constitutional amendment to provide that only a citizen of the United States who is 18 years of age and otherwise possessing the qualifications for voting shall be entitled to vote at any election in this State.



SECTION 3.  If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the amendment set out in Section 1 of this act, the State Board of Elections shall certify the amendment to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall enroll the amendment so certified among the permanent records of that office. If a majority of votes cast on the question are against the amendment set out in Section 1 of this act, the amendment shall have no effect.



SECTION 4.  The amendment set out in Section 1 of this act is effective upon certification.



SECTION 5.  Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective when it becomes law.