From the good people at Common Cause NC:
North Carolina kills pre-registration law as Colorado enacts its own.
As North Carolina repeals the law allowing 16 & 17 year olds to pre-register to vote, Colorado becomes the 9th state in the nation to adopt such a law.
Earlier this month, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law the bill (H589) to end the pre-registration program, five days after Colorado’s new law went into effect.
“It’s a real mystery why the legislature and the Governor feel a program that enhanced high school civics education and allowed 16 & 17 year olds to pre-register to vote has to end,” said Bob Phillips, Common Cause North Carolina executive director.
“The program was virtually cost free and helped young people understand the importance of voting. How can that possibly be a bad thing?” Read More