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Federal Court Strikes Down NC Voting Restrictions

  RICHMOND, Va. — On July 29, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s restrictive omnibus voting law in a sweeping victory for voting rights, holding that it was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.” Democracy North Carolina, the state’s largest voting-rights organization, praised the ruling. “We applaud the appeals court for recognizing the discriminatory [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Home Slider, Voting Rights|0 Comments

Court Protects Two Safety-Net Provisions in Election Law that Save Thousands of Voters

In a significant decision this afternoon, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a ruling by federal District Court Justice Thomas Schroeder that would have repealed same-day registration during early voting and out-of-precinct voting on Election Day. The two provisions were in place for the March and June 2016 primaries and, because of today’s [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Home Slider, Link-of-the-Day, Voting Rights|0 Comments

Democracy NC Responds to Statewide Canvass of March Primary

DEMOCRACY NC STATEMENT ON STATEWIDE CANVASS OF MARCH PRIMARY: “Such a fragile method of protecting people’s votes, by rescuing them after the election, cannot be tolerated.” RALEIGH (May 31, 2016) – Today the N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBOE) is meeting to certify the results of the 2016 March Primary – the first election with [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Home Slider, Voting Rights|0 Comments

Democracy NC: March Primary Signals Big Problems for NC Voters

Statewide Voting Rights Organization Reveals Negative Impact of New Photo ID Law Raleigh, N.C. (May 26, 2016) – Democracy North Carolina released key findings from the March 2016 Primary on Thursday, providing mounting evidence that North Carolina’s 2013 voting law is having a negative impact on North Carolina voters. The research was included as part [...]

Democracy NC Demands Provisional Recount in Forsyth

Democracy North Carolina has found big problems with the handling of more than 100 provisional ballots in Forsyth County's March Primary. The organization is demanding 130 ballots be counted. WHAT HAPPENED: Forsyth County Board of Elections' staff director Tim Tsujii says that the coverslip for provisional ballots lacked a designated area for a voter's signature [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Voting Rights|0 Comments

Democracy NC “Vote Protectors” Assist Hundreds of Voters

Durham, NC, March 16, 2016 – While most North Carolina voters cast their ballots with relative ease, thousands of others faced serious problems because of election law changes, according to a voting-rights organization that coordinated the largest nonpartisan poll monitoring program in the state’s history on March 15. Democracy North Carolina, in a partnership with Ignite NC, [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Home Slider, Link-of-the-Day, Voting Rights|0 Comments

New Maps, New Info: 2016 Redistricting FAQs

Download Democracy North Carolina's Latest 2016 Redistricting FAQs >> BACKGROUND Three Legal Challenges: A special three-judge panel recently ruled that the maps drawn for NC Congressional District 1 and District 12 were illegal and must be redrawn before the next election. The judges said the maps intentionally segregated and packed black voters into the two [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Redistricting, Voting Rights|0 Comments

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

Op-ed "How NC voter ID law has become a dangerous farce" originally published in the Raleigh News and Observer on January 27, 2016. Read full editorial here >> BY BOB HALL, DEMOCRACY NC In a matter of weeks, thousands of North Carolina voters will head to the polls unaware of what they’ll need to vote [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Link-of-the-Day, Voting Rights|0 Comments