The Republican Party of North Carolina The Republican Party of North Carolina


Ballot Language

“Constitutional amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and elections law.”

NCGA Voting Record


H.B. 4, Roll Call #9, Passed 73-33: R 73-0; D 0-33; 8/24/18


H.B. 4, Roll Call #9, Passed 32-14: R 31-0; D 1-14; 8/27/18

Talking Points

Would establish an eight-member, bipartisan board to administer North Carolina’s ethics and elections laws, free from the influence from the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of state government.

Members of the bipartisan board would be appointed by House and Senate leaders based on recommendations from leaders of both the majority and minority parties.

No more than four members of the board could be registered with the same political party, ensuring that ethics and elections enforcement is not encumbered by partisan politics.

Unaffiliated members may be appointed to any position on the board.

The final appointments to the board will be made by the Governor.  He will choose from the list of recommendations made by the General Assembly.