Rep. Butterfield Statement on Pitt County Board of Elections Decision to Limit Early Voting


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 18, 2016

CONTACT:

Saul Hernandez

(202) 550.8862

saul.hernandez@gkbutterfield.com

 

Rep. Butterfield Statement on Pitt County Board of Elections Decision to Limit Early Voting

 

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement calling on the Pitt County Board of Elections to reconsider its decision to deny citizens an opportunity to vote on the two Sundays prior to the election:


The right to vote is fundamental to our Democracy. Sunday voting is permitted in many counties across North Carolina, and the Pitt County Board of Elections should be flexible in affording its citizens the opportunity to do the same. The fact is that African American voters participate in large numbers during the early vote, particularly on Sunday. With this decision, the Pitt County Board of Elections has clearly demonstrated it seeks to suppress African American participation in this election.”

“I will join Pitt County citizens in petitioning the North Carolina State Board of Elections to reject the early vote plan of the Pitt County Board of Elections.”

 

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