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Amendment Three 2016

Ankita Ackroyd-Isales

In addition to selecting local public officials and the country's next president on Nov. 8, Georgia citizens will vote on four ballot measures to amend the state constitution. Here is some information to help you make your choice when at the polling booth:

Amendment One

STATUS: FAILED

Ballot language:

Provides greater flexibility and state accountability to fix failing schools through increasing community involvement.

Seth Brock

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

David Goldman / Associated Press

Among several ballot measures next month, Georgia voters will be asked whether they want to change the agency that polices judges in the state, known as the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). If passed, the constitutional amendment would allow state lawmakers to recreate the commission.

Supporters say the changes are needed because the watchdog agency needs more oversight, but critics say the move would strip the agency of its political independence and effectiveness.

What Does the JQC Do?