reesenews to track voter perceptions of Amendment One across the state

May 08 2012

North Carolinians will vote today in the state’s primary election, casting their ballot on Amendment One, the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban all gay marriages and civil unions in the state.

According to the most recent poll from Public Policy Polling, the amendment is likely to pass, by as much as a predicted 15 point margin. More than 500,000 North Carolinians have already voted early in the primary according to the State Board of Elections.

reesenews will be collecting images of North Carolina heading to the voting booth and asking voters their opinion on Amendment One. Our homepage will feature a Google Map displaying photos, quotes, and Tweets featuring voters across the state.

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Read up on today’s election:

(News and Observer) President Barack Obama planned to visit North Carolina on election day

(FiveThirtyEight) North Carolina’s ban on gay marriage appears likely to pass

(Huffington Post) What would Dr. King say about Amendment One?

(WNCT) Church leaders run the gamut when it comes to Amendment One

(The Guardian) North Carolina: Civil rights groups urge voters to oppose gay marriage ban

(The New York Times) Bigotry on the Ballot

(Religion Dispatches) NC’s Amendment 1: “It’s going to hurt the church”

(Christian Science Monitor) North Carolina ready for constitutional ban on gay marriages, says poll

(POLITICO) North Carolina governor: Gay marriage ban “hurts our brand”

(CNN) Bill Clinton chimes in on NC same-sex marriage ban

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