voter access

NC Senate Republican elections ideas endanger early voting access, critics say

BY: - June 15, 2023

Voting rights advocates warned that changes Republican senators seek to impose on North Carolina put counties on track to dramatically shrink early voting locations and hours.  Under the Republicans’ proposal, Democratic and Republican legislative leaders would make equal appointments to local boards of election and the state Board of Elections.  Republicans said the remade elections […]


The best op-ed of the weekend

BY: - July 20, 2020

With the 2020 election rapidly growing larger on the horizon, it’s essential that state and federal leaders get cracking on making it easier for people to vote this fall during a period in which the pandemic is all but sure to still be raging. To better understand some of what needs to happen, be sure […]

Voting rights advocates vow to keep fighting for fair, accessible, just election

BY: - May 26, 2020

Questions about what the upcoming election will look like in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have been circulating for weeks in North Carolina. House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure to address some concerns about accessibility to the ballot, but later the same day, a number of voting rights organizations filed a federal lawsuit challenging several […]

Bipartisan elections bill filed; would quell some voter access concerns amid COVID-19

BY: - May 22, 2020

The bipartisan election bill North Carolinians have been waiting weeks to see is finally here. House lawmakers filed House Bill 1169 this morning, and it contains a lot of the measures the State Board of Elections and voting rights advocates have asked for to prepare for conducting an election in the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill […]

Voters weigh in on ballot box access, democracy

BY: - February 6, 2018

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently came to Raleigh to discuss voter access. Several people attended and spoke during the public comment period at the day-long event. NC Policy Watched asked a few folks they thought voter access meant to a democracy. “It seems to me like it’s a very basic right – one […]

U.S. Civil Rights Commission talking voter access tomorrow in Raleigh

BY: - February 1, 2018

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will descend upon Raleigh tomorrow for a public hearing as part of its ongoing assessment of federal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The Commission has monitored the state of voting rights and advocated for equal access to the ballot box for six years, according to its media release. […]