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First term GOP Senators attempt to curtail NC citizens’ rights to engage in democracy
Posted By Melissa Price On April 27, 2011 @ 12:06 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
This bill aims to ban Sunday or “Souls to the Polls” voting in North Carolina, eliminate early voter registration for 16-17 year olds , limit the early voting period to 8-9 days, limit the available day time hours of early voting locations and completely eliminate election-day voter registration  in North Carolina.
Heading into a presidential election in which North Carolina could be pivotal, a new Republican-backed bill would curtail early voting in the state and bar new voters from registering at the polls.
The Senate bill introduced last week would shrink the early-voting period by at least a week, end it on Sundays and stop so-called “same-day registration.”
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URLs in this post:
 historic post Citizens United election: http://www.ncvce.org/content/one-year-after-citizens-united-chris-kromm
 Jim Davis: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=S&nUserID=357
 Ralph Hise: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=S&nUserID=298
 Warren Daniel: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=S&nUserID=295
 Senate Bill 657: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=S657
 early voter registration for 16-17 year olds: http://www.democracy-nc.org/news/library/youthpreregistration.html
 election-day voter registration: http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/content.aspx?ID=32
 Charlotte Observer.: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/27/2251564/gop-proposal-would-cut-a-week.html
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