Groups oppose bills to shorten early voting - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Groups oppose bills to shorten early voting

(Source: MGN Online/ASU) (Source: MGN Online/ASU)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) - More liberal-learning groups are urging North Carolina's Republican legislature to back off legislation that would reduce early voting and end same-day registration during the early voting period.

Progress North Carolina led a news conference Monday at the Legislative Building to oppose bills last week to reduce 2½ weeks of in-person early voting by one week. One bill would bar Sunday voting.

More than 56 percent of votes cast in November's election occurred at early voting sites. Progress North Carolina cited a poll to back its position and pointed to long lines in 2012 in Florida when early voting was scaled back. An unaffiliated voter also spoke at the news conference.

Civil rights advocates spoke out publicly Friday to oppose the bills.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • WECT hosts forum featuring candidates for NC House District 20 seat

    WECT hosts forum featuring candidates for NC House District 20 seat

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:31:26 GMT
    Candidates John Bauer (left), Leslie Cohen (Center) and Gary Shipman are running in the democratic primary for the N.C. House of Representatives District 20 seat. (Sources: John Bauer, Leslie Cohen, Gary Shipman)Candidates John Bauer (left), Leslie Cohen (Center) and Gary Shipman are running in the democratic primary for the N.C. House of Representatives District 20 seat. (Sources: John Bauer, Leslie Cohen, Gary Shipman)

    With the May 8 primary elections drawing closer, WECT and the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear are bringing candidates together to share views on important issues. 

    More >>

    With the May 8 primary elections drawing closer, WECT and the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear are bringing candidates together to share views on important issues. 

    More >>
  • Rep. Rouzer says school shootings would happen even with ban on guns

    Rep. Rouzer says school shootings would happen even with ban on guns

    Thursday, March 29 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-03-29 18:03:47 GMT
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7) said he welcomes the input of students across the country on how to keep schools safe but does not support tougher gun control measures to do it. “This is an issue that has a lot of complexities to it,” Rep. Rouzer said. “If you were to ban all guns tomorrow, I think you’d still have school shootings.".

    More >>

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7) said he welcomes the input of students across the country on how to keep schools safe but does not support tougher gun control measures to do it. “This is an issue that has a lot of complexities to it,” Rep. Rouzer said. “If you were to ban all guns tomorrow, I think you’d still have school shootings.".

    More >>
  • Filing period ends, check the 2018 candidate lists

    Filing period ends, check the 2018 candidate lists

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-28 21:27:21 GMT
    Candidates in most 2018 elections have until Noon on Wednesday to file.Candidates in most 2018 elections have until Noon on Wednesday to file.

    A pair of incumbent District Attorneys and one incumbent Sheriff will be unopposed as they seek new terms in the 2018 elections. The filing deadline passed at Noon on Wednesday, bringing a flurry of new candidates into races for local and state elected offices.  Incumbent Sheriff Ed McMahon of New Hanover County. along with District Attorneys Ben David (5th Judicial District) and Jon David (13th Judicial District) did not receive any challengers during the filing period.

    More >>

    A pair of incumbent District Attorneys and one incumbent Sheriff will be unopposed as they seek new terms in the 2018 elections. The filing deadline passed at Noon on Wednesday, bringing a flurry of new candidates into races for local and state elected offices.  Incumbent Sheriff Ed McMahon of New Hanover County. along with District Attorneys Ben David (5th Judicial District) and Jon David (13th Judicial District) did not receive any challengers during the filing period.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly