Same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting returns – WNCT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters again have two options for casting ballots in the March primary that were repealed for 2014 elections — at least for now.

The General Assembly had stopped allowing people to register to vote during the early voting period and cast ballots the same day. And they also decided ballots voters cast on election day in the wrong precinct would no longer count. (Source: Read more)

Ruling: No same-day registration in NC election – WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — Same-day registration won’t be allowed during early voting in North Carolina and Election Day ballots cast in the wrong precinct won’t be counted this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a ruling that had set aside parts of a 2013 election law.

A majority on the nation’s highest court agreed to halt the ruling of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Two justices dissented.

The decision means the full law will remain enforced while the state and civil rights groups that challenged the law prepare for trial next summer. The full law was enforced during the May primary as well. (Source: Read more)

COURT CHIPS AWAY AT NEW VOTING LAW – Wilson Times

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)

Butterfield Praises Court of Appeals Ruling to Block Changes to North Carolina Voting Laws

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Butterfield Praises Court of Appeals Ruling to Block Changes to North Carolina Voting Laws

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement regarding the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Louis Duke v. State of North Carolina to grant a preliminary injunction blocking several changes to North Carolina voting laws:

“Although today’s ruling did not go as far as I hoped in blocking all the changes to the state’s election laws, I’m very pleased that the 4th Circuit Court prevented the state from ending same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting.  This ruling clearly shows that the Republican-led legislature violated the rights of voters, as defined by the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution, when they pushed through a discriminatory bill.  I’m optimistic that the plaintiffs will ultimately be successful in their challenge to overturn all provisions of the state’s new voting law—particularly the requirement to show identification at the polls.  I’m confident that today’s decision is one of many wins to come in reversing North Carolina’s suppressive election laws, and in restoring fairness and access for all in our voting process.”

Vote Early Or Vote On Election Day (Here Is The Schedule)

See your Sample Ballot for the November General Election on your Local and/or State Board of Elections Websites.

Example:

Go to NC State Board of Elections Website

Click on My Elections Information and follow the instructions

Voting Straight Ticket in North Carolina does NOT include the Presidential contest.

The Obama Straight Flip – Very Important

North Carolina Straight Ticket Confusion

Election Information

Oct.  12, 2012  Regular deadline  for Voter Registration

Oct.  18, 2012  Early Voting and Same-Day Registration begins

Oct.  30, 2012 Absentee ballot requests due

Nov. 3, 2012 Early Voting and Same-Day Registration ends

Nov. 5, 2012 Absentee ballots due at County Board of Elections

Nov. 6, 2012 General  Election

October 12, 2012,
5pm – Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 pm today [NCGS 163-82.6(c)]

*Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (October 18-November 3). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY ONE STOP SCHEDULE

One-Stop In-Person Absentee Voting
For the 2012 General Election

Conducted Thursday, October 18th through Friday, November 2nd 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
And Saturdays
October 20th, 27th, and November 3, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
At the following locations:

Edgecombe County Administrative Building/ Auditorium
201 St. Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC 27886

Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education Administrative Building 800 North Fairview Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Edgecombe Memorial Library (Pinetops Branch)
201 S. First Street, Pinetops, NC 27864

MC Braswell Cultural and Educational Development Center
649 Morning Star Church Road, Battleboro, NC 27809

These locations are for Edgecombe County voters only

For further information call 252-641-7852.

Nash County Board of Elections

Click Here For One Stop And More 

Note: Originally posted 9/19/12

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