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Organizations go on the offensive against new voter registration laws

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear and the New Hanover County Chapter of the NAACP organized a local registration rally. The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear and the New Hanover County Chapter of the NAACP organized a local registration rally.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – With six weeks left until Election Day in North Carolina, groups used this year's National Registration Day to add more names to the list of eligible voters.

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear and the New Hanover County Chapter of the NAACP organized a local registration rally. Several of the voters voiced concerns about the ease of voting. They think the new election laws will make it tougher for people to vote.

Many are against the changes the General Assembly made to early voting. Voter Hannah Vaughan says the new voter ID requirement, along with the change in early voting hours and locations are making it difficult for people to vote. Vaughan also thinks the news laws are targeting specific groups of voters.

"It's political motivation to keep people who traditionally vote democratic from voting," Vaughan said. "College students, the elderly, minorities, it seemed very obvious to me that it was aimed in that direction."

Organizers of the registration rally say they will hold registration drives leading up to Election Day at precincts that generally have high voter turnout.

One stop voting begins on October 17.

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