For Immediate Release CCNC statement on US Supreme Court declining to take up NC voting law case

Posted on May 15, 2017


RALEIGH – On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina's sweeping restrictions on voting access, which included implementation of a voter ID requirement, cuts to early  voting and elimination of same-day voter registration.

Common Cause North Carolina was among the plaintiffs that successfully challenged those voting restrictions in court. The following is a statement by Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC, in response to today's decision:

"We are pleased that today's decision by the US Supreme Court leaves in place the Fourth Circuit's ruling against the legislature's attempt to unconstitutionally limit access to the polls. The restoration of early voting hours and the reinstatement of same-day voter registration, along with the elimination of an onerous voter ID requirement, have been a victory for North Carolina voters. However, we must continue to be vigilant against any further attempt by the NC General Assembly to enact unfair, unnecessary and unconstitutional barriers to voting."

Common Cause NC is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging citizen participation in democracy.​

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National, Common Cause North Carolina

Issues: Voting and Elections

Tags: Voting Rights

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Bryan Warner Director of Communications, Common Cause North Carolina Ph: 919-836-0027 BWarner@commoncause.org

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