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Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff

North Carolina Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Constitution
Government Operations

Yes
2,090,837
(84.96%)

No
370,023
(15.04%)

Summary

    The North Carolina Constitution says that voters must elect a county Sheriff. It does not say who is eligible to serve as county Sheriff.

    The proposed Amendment to the Constitution says who is not eligible to serve as a county Sheriff. The Amendment says that convicted felons are not eligible to serve as county Sheriff.

    A convicted felon is someone who has been found guilty or who has pled guilty to a serious crime called a felony. A felony is a crime that may lead to imprisonment. A person convicted of a felony may lose certain rights. For example, a person who is convicted of a felony may lose the right to vote, the right to carry a firearm, and other privileges.

    If the majority of voters vote "FOR" for the Amendment, a convicted felon will not be eligible to be a County Sheriff in North Carolina.

    If the majority of voters vote "AGAINST" the Amendment, a convicted felon will be eligible to be a County Sheriff in North Carolina.

    Measure Text

    [ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

    Constitutional amendment providing that no person convicted of a felony may serve as Sheriff.

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