Two Ballots Will Be Used In May Primary

There will be two sets of ballots for the May 2012 primary that includes a constitutional amendment about banning same-sex marriage.

The state will print one for 17-year-old voters and one for everyone else.

The law says you have to be 18 years old to vote; however, 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the time the November 2012 election arrives are able to vote in the primary.

Since the amendment is not a primary, and simply a one-time ballot question, 17-year-olds will not have the option to vote on it, according to the News and Observer.

Same-sex marriage is already illegal in North Carolina. A constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman would make it more difficult to undo the law.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 130619163 - witn.com/a?a=130619163