voter id

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Weekend reads: COVID’s rise, a big departure on the NC Board of Education, and more trees – please!

BY: - September 10, 2023

1. Lawmakers condemn anti-Asian remarks from principal following UNC-Chapel Hill shooting By Joe Killian The North Carolina Asian American Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus condemned racist and xenophobic remarks from a Wayne County high school principal Wednesday in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill. Wendy Waters, principal of Spring Creek High School […]

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State to give IDs to certain prisoners going home, which they can use to vote

BY: - August 18, 2023

North Carolina’s Department of Adult Correction has partnered with the Department of Motor Vehicles to give IDs to certain people when they leave prison — cards they could use to vote in upcoming elections, per the state’s voter ID law that was deemed constitutional by the North Carolina Supreme Court earlier this year. The prison […]

NC General Assembly (Photo: Clayton Henkel)

Weekend reads: Gearing up for voter ID, Truitt on learning loss, and Medicaid expansion eyes Oct. 1

BY: - July 30, 2023

1. NC lurches toward elections with voter photo ID Voter education groups gearing up to make sure voters know the rules and their rights By Lynn Bonner Pamela Pearson knows that getting a photo ID for some people isn’t as easy as heading to the DMV. Pearson is the North Carolina coordinator for VoteRiders, an […]

a map of North Carolina showing counties with and without DMAV offices

With voter ID requirement looming, a look at the DMV

BY: - July 27, 2023

Some rural residents looking to obtain driver’s license or state ID before voting this year will have to cross county lines to obtain them. Seventeen North Carolina counties don’t have DMV offices, according to Carolina Demography. Of those 17 counties, 11 have proportions of Black voting-age residents that are higher than the state average. Three […]

the entrance to a voting precinct

NC lurches toward elections with voter photo ID

BY: - July 25, 2023

Pamela Pearson knows that getting a photo ID for some people isn’t as easy as heading to the DMV. Pearson is the North Carolina coordinator for VoteRiders, an organization with a mission to help eligible citizens get IDs they need to vote.  Getting an ID can be tough if you can’t take time off to […]

Historic House chamber at the NC State Capitol (Photo: Clayton Henkel)

Weekend reads: Questions over UNC’s free tuition, a hefty bonus for Hans, and lead in our parks

BY: - July 23, 2023

1. Board of Governors approves $475,000 bonus for UNC System President By Joe Killian The UNC Board of Governors approved a bonus of $475,200 for UNC System President Peter Hans Wednesday, praising the job Hans has done leading the 17-campus system in a difficult time for higher education. The one-time payment to Hans’s Senior Administrative […]

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National bill on voting standards pushed anew by Democrats in Congress

BY: - July 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Tuesday said they plan to again introduce a bill to set national voting standards in response to state legislatures passing strict voting laws. The bill, known in a previous Congress as the Freedom to Vote Act, would establish national standards for early voting, mail-in ballots and protection of poll workers […]

NC General Assembly (Photo: Clayton Henkel)

Weekend reads: Sidestepping scandal, a decade of failure, and increasing cardiac arrest survival

BY: - July 9, 2023

In this issue: 1. ‘Resolved’ but still relevant? Tim Moore appears to sidestep another potential scandal By Joe Killian This week North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) quietly resolved a lawsuit over his relationship with another man’s wife, making it the latest in a long series of personal and political scandals Moore has managed […]

Got something to say about voter ID? Two dates you need to know.

BY: - June 19, 2023

Starting as early as this fall, North Carolina voters will be asked to show a photo ID when casting their ballot. But rules surrounding the proposed photo ID requirement and how it will be implemented by county boards of elections will be discussed during a virtual public hearing today. The virtual hearing gets underway at […]

the entrance to a voting precinct

One on one with Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the NC State Board of Elections

BY: - May 22, 2023

The November 2024 general election is more than 530 days away. We don’t know who will be on the ballot. We don’t know the key issue that will drive voters to the polls. But what we do know is that this month and next could be among the most critical for the North Carolina State […]

State Board of Elections director Karen Brinson Bell on important changes coming to NC elections

BY: - May 22, 2023

A trio of rulings handed down by the Republican majority of the North Carolina Supreme Court will soon bring some big and important changes to the state’s elections. Not only will a photo ID now be required for all who cast ballots – even by mail – but thousands of formerly incarcerated people who regained […]