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What’s New?

Federal Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Districts

With absentee voting already underway, a federal court panel ruled late on Friday, Feb. 5 that two of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts are racial gerrymanders and must be redrawn.

Op-ed: “NC voter ID law has become a dangerous farce”

As North Carolina’s Voter ID law goes into effect, Democracy NC’s Bob Hall outlines how NC voters will head to the polls unaware of what they’ll need to vote — and why election officials will be hard-pressed to help them.

Problems at the Polls

Reports on Silenced Voters, Poll Worker Error, and Election Staff Worries Show Damage from New Voting Law.

Latest in Sweepstakes Pay-to-Play Donations Investigation

What’s At Stake in Voting Rights Trial?

Read this column by Democracy NC staff

Groups Challenge Drop in Voter Registrations

Groups file a lawsuit against NC for violating the federal voter registration law after the agencies fail to fix systematic problems.

Supreme Court Orders New Look at Maps

Democracy NC applauds the Court’s order that NC’s redistricting plans be reexamined.

Research Highlights