There's been yet another attempt to suppress voter turnout in North Carolina, including limiting civic participation from our youth. Senate Bill 657 is sponsored by three freshmen GOP Senators from Western NC (Sen. Warren Daniel, Sen. Jim Davis, and Sen. Ralph Hise). This bill would:
** Ban Sunday or “Souls to the Polls” voting in North Carolina
** Eliminate early voter registration for 16-17 year olds.
** Limit the early voting period to 7-9 days.
** Limit the available day time and hours of early voting locations.
Here’s a link to the full text of the bill:
This is the most blatant attempt yet to suppress the vote of non-far right voters in NC. I'll be interested in hearing their justification as to why it is on our state's best interests to block young voters from fulfilling their civic duty or to make it harder for working people to vote.