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Voting & Elections 05.26.2020

Editorial: Bipartisan House election bill will help voters

This short session of the North Carolina General Assembly could get off to no better start than by approving House Bill 1169 “Elections 2020.” This legislation, the result of an all-too-unique collaboration of Republicans and Democrats, will go a long way toward assuring as many registered voters as possible will be able to cast ballots in the November election.

Voting & Elections 05.26.2020

Bipartisan bill aims to make voting amid coronavirus pandemic safer and more accessible

As concerns about the coronavirus persist, it's forcing the North Carolina General Assembly to take a closer look at changes to make voting safer and accessible to voters for the election in November.

Voting & Elections 05.22.2020

Expand vote-by-mail for 2020, says a bipartisan group of NC lawmakers

With uncertainty looming over how serious coronavirus will be this fall, a bipartisan push at the state legislature would make it easier for North Carolinians to vote by mail this year.

Voting & Elections 05.22.2020

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

“This bill is a positive step toward ensuring every eligible North Carolina voter is able to safely and securely cast a ballot in this year’s elections,” said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC.

Burr leaves top Senate Intelligence post amid probe of stock sales

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is stepping down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee as a federal probe of his financial activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic heats up.

Voting & Elections 05.7.2020

What NC must do to conduct a fair and safe election this fall

North Carolina advocates and the State Board of Elections have been working on anticipating COVID-19 election needs since the beginning of the pandemic. The November election is less than six months away, and it could look a lot different than years past – starting with the number of absentee ballots that are expected.

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