Q&A: Changes to NC election laws–WRAL @ NC Capitol


The Political Agitator – I learned during the Primary Election that if you don’t drop out of a race before the filing period closes that your name will appear on the ballot however you can announce you will not campaign for the seat. Read the bill for yourself to see the new changes since the Republicans took office. There are other changes other than Voter Id and etc. I used to attend the local board of elections meetings over the years and I have got to start back attending them.

Raleigh, N.C. — The rules for voting in North Carolina are about to change.

House Bill 589, which has passed the General Assembly has been signed by Gov. Pat McCrory, will require voters to show photo identification when they go to the polls starting in 2016. It also makes dozens of other changes to how the state conducts elections, which will start taking effect this fall and continue through 2014 and beyond.

The complex 49-page bill also changes the rules for those spending money on elections, the kind of ballots North Carolina voters will use and the rules for early voting. It also requires lawmakers to study a number of other changes that could be put in place. The bulk of the changes found in the bill are related to eight areas: (Source: Read more)

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