The full State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement will meet today via teleconference to get started on a backlog of work that needs to get done before early voting, in less than a month.
Gov. Roy Cooper appointed the nine board members within a week of House Bill 90 becoming law, which details some of the structure of the Board. He is still pursuing litigation over the bill and Senate Bill 68, which was a rewrite of another measure creating the Board.
Eight of the Board’s nine members, four Democrats and four Republicans, met last week to name two nominees to the vacant seat: Damon Circosta and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Burley Mitchell. Cooper appointed Circosta later the same day.
Among other things, the Board is expected to act on a petition for the recognition of the North Carolina Green Party and appoint members to local county boards of elections, which are moving from three-member boards to four members: two Democrats and two Republicans.
Members of the public can dial in to the public meeting by calling 415-655-0060 and using code 448-996-254. Meeting documents can be found here.