Voter Information

REMEMBER: Election Day is TUESDAY, MAY 8th. For more info on your polling places, how to vote, and more, click here.

A vote to amend the North Carolina Constitution will be held on May 8, 2012, although early voting will start three weeks before, so you will have time to vote AGAINST.


The only Amendment language that will appear on the ballot will be: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.” 

This is only the sixth time since 1971 that a constitutional question has been on a primary ballot.

Important: You will be asked to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the Amendment, not “yes” or “no.”


Any registered voter 18 years of age* can vote on the Amendment, regardless of whether Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or Unaffiliated. 

Note: State law allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election to vote in primaries. The amendment will not appear on their ballots.