Support Common Cause N.C.’s effort to ensure safe, secure, and accessible elections in November!
Contact your state House member today and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of House Bill 1169 and to support these commonsense provisions. To find your NC House member, click here and make sure you choose NC House under “Body.”
On May 22, members of the NC House of Representatives filed a bipartisan bill that would incorporate several recommendations Common Cause NC has made to make voting safer and more accessible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the recommendations included:
- Reduces the absentee ballot witness requirement from two to one
- Allows voters to submit an absentee ballot request form via email, online portal, fax, mail or in person (currently, NC voters can submit an absentee ballot request form only by mail or in person)
- Gives counties greater flexibility in where they assign poll workers, better allowing them to address possible poll worker shortages at precincts
- Provides money to counties to prepare for elections amid COVID-19, including the purchasing of personal protective equipment for use at polling places and increasing recruitment and compensation of poll workers
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. We need to work together to fully prepare our state to conduct an election that is free and fair for all. And we need your help.
To hear more about this bill and the latest updates make sure you join us for a virtual meeting on May 27 at 5pm. Register here.