A federal appeals court reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting for the upcoming election, but opponents promise an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wilson County Board of Elections officials are trying to determine how the ruling will impact voting plans for the county as well as the training process that starts for poll workers and judges today.

“We would wait for directions from the state board as to what to do about all that,” said JoAnn Hickman, with the county board of elections. “When we do our training, we would just go on with what we planned to do. We will inform them of anything that has come about. If we get something (this) morning, we will include that in the training.”

Right now, the county is not prepared for registration and voting on the same day, she said.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 in favor of suspending two provisions of North Carolina’s new voting law that would have prevented same-day registration during early voting and voided ballots cast outside of a person’s assigned voting precinct. (Source: Read more)

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