Worst-Case Anti-Voting Bill Introduced in the NC Senate TODAY!
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- We need as many people as possible to come to today's 2:00pm Senate Rules Committee meeting in LOB Rm 544 to show opposition to this incredibly bad bill. If you can't make it to Raleigh, then listen (Click on "finance committee room") or watch it live at wral.com.
- Contact your legislators and tell them to Respect Our Vote: Say NO to voter suppression!
- Forward this action alert to everyone you know.
- STAY TUNED FOR A WITNESS WEDNESDAY DEMONSTRATION ALERT FOR TOMORROW!
This legislation, rammed through at the last minute of the session, is elitist politics at its worst - political bullies looking out for their own narrow interests. We hope that other Senators and House members will bring the legislators to their senses and stop this legislative madness.
Here's a quick summary of the awful scope of the newly proposed version of HB-589:
- No more pre-registration for 16 & 17 year olds
- Eliminates same day voter registration
- Voter can be challenged by any registered voter of the county rather than precinct
- Slices a week off Early Voting
- Eliminates straight party ticket voting
- Sets up a study instead of mandating electronic filing for state legislators
- Increase maximum campaign contribution to $5000 instead of $4000
- Weakens disclosure requirements for Independent Expenditure committees
- Authorizes vigilante poll observers, lots of them, with expanded range of interference
- Expands the scope of who may examine registration records and challenge voters
- Repeals out-of-precinct provisional voting
- Repeals mandate for high-school registration drives
- Eliminates flexibility in opening EV sites at different hours within a county
- Makes it more difficult to add satellite polling sites for elderly or voters with disabilities
- Changes what is the official ballot, particularly for DRE machines
- Limits who can assist a voter adjudicated to be incompetent by court
- Repeals 3 public financing programs
- Repeals disclosure requirements under Candidate Specific Communications
- No more paid voter registration drives
- Moves presidential primary to first the Tuesday after South Carolina
Courtesy Democracy NC