You probably think the transit tax is confusing enough, but wait until you see the ballot. The wording may throw you off.
The ballot doesn't ask if you want to keep the transit tax. It asks if you want to repeal it. So, if you don't like the tax, vote for the repeal. If you like the tax, vote against the repeal.
Eyewitness News reporter Jason Stoogenke found most people were about to vote opposite to what they meant. He asked one voter, Teri Francis, is she thought other people would get confused.
"Yes, because I just did," she said.
So why don't election officials just make it simple? Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Director Michael Dickerson said, "you'd have to check with the General Assembly."
In other words, state lawmakers make the rules, counties don't. State Representative Tricia Cotham said, "I think people need to remember that we follow a lot of legal language and legalese and there's so much different wording that must be used when we're talking about election law."
So people on both sides of the issue are trying to win your vote and make sure you choose their box. Vote Against Repeal leader Pat Mumford said, "if you are supportive of transit and public transportation, you need to go to the polls and vote against something."
Vote For Repeal advocate Jim Puckett said, "repeal is repealing a plan, repealing a tax, and you vote for repeal, not for the tax."