If there is an issue that you think should become a law, you don’t have to wait until your state legislature agrees with you. You can let the voters decide by filing a ballot initiative. Your direct action can qualify your measure to be on the ballot in the next statewide election.
Last updated on: December 20, 2020
At the moment, voters in the State of North Carolina do not currently have the right to the ballot initiative process at a state level. However, the state may give you the right at a local level, depending on where you live. That is to say, some cities are permitted charter amendments via initiative and some cities have rights for the initiative of ordinances.
Below are some of the cities in North Carolina that currently have the local initiative process for ordinances.
Most importantly, check your City Charter for your local guidelines on the initiative process. For help filing a ballot initiative in North Carolina, contact us.