The North Carolina Center for Voter Education has posted this summary of the voting law changes enacted by the General Assembly. The non-partisan, non-profit organization is dedicated to informing and involving citizens so they may fully participate in democracy. The center supports ballot access reform and a non-partisan redistricting process, among other election law reforms.Read More »
The legislative session is coming to a close, but HB 794 Voter Freedom Act is stuck in the Senate Rules Committee. This bill was sponsored by the Free the Vote Coalition, an alliance of groups spanning the political spectrum that includes the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.
Here is a message from Jordon Greene, President and Founder of Free the Vote NC:
The legislative session is coming to a close, but HB 794 Voter Freedom Act is stuck in the Senate Rules Committee.
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Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) introduced House Bill 794 Voter Freedom Act of 2013 today to dramatically lower the ballot access barrier for new political parties and unaffiliated candidates.
House Bill 794 has bipartisan sponsors, Representatives Paul Luebke (D-Durham), David Lewis (R-Dunn), and Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenberg). A broad and diverse coalition of political parties and public policy groups from across the political spectrum also backs the bill.
The Voter Freedom Act of 2013 would reduce the number of signatures a new political party must collect to qualify for …Read More »
Eliminating straight-party voting will be a step toward ending the two-party duopoly that controls North Carolina’s electoral process and discriminates against alternative parties and independent candidates, a spokesman for Free the Vote North Carolina said in a statement today.
“The straight-party voting system tends to perpetuate this cycle of individuals going to the polls and casting votes based simply on party label in the hopes of voting for someone that shares their common values,” said Jordon Greene, founder and president of Free the Vote NC.
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