I didn’t even know something like this had to happen. From newsobserver.com:
RALEIGH, N.C. — A little-known state panel got more public attention than in recent memory Thursday while deciding how to inform voters about a proposed constitutional amendment to make traditional marriage the only domestic legal union recognized in North Carolina.
The Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission, which meets only when an amendment is on the statewide ballot, voted for a one-page explanation in about 45 minutes – watched by a couple of dozen observers, elected officials and reporters.
State law requires the panel – comprised of Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Attorney General Roy Cooper and George Hall, the Legislative Building’s chief administrator – to prepare an explanation of the amendment. The document is provided to the media and to election boards in all 100 counties. Some counties disperse the information to the general public, Marshall said.
Hopefully, the explaination will go a long way in convincing people that the should vote against the amendment.