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Elections chief says early voting bill could cause long lines at polls

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North Carolina's elections chief says a bill to shorten the early voting period likely would result in longer lines at polling sites and make elections more expensive. Full story...
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Early voting legislation barely clears House

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An effort to reduce by a week North Carolina's early voting period has barely cleared the House even after the measure was changed to promote more voting at night and on Saturdays. Full story...
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Early voting legislation delayed in House

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Debate on politically tinged legislation to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week has been delayed in the House. The chief sponsor of the House measure gave no reason on the floor why he asked that a final House vote scheduled for Monday night be delayed until Wednesday. Full story...
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NC early-voting time reduced in House proposal

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North Carolina residents would have one week less to cast ballots before elections in legislation that supporters say would save money but opponents argue would discourage citizens - particularly Democrats - from voting. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers to pursue photo IDs for NC voters

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Republicans taking over control of North Carolina's General Assembly next month want closer controls over voters. Full story...
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Elected officials meet in Brunswick Co.

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Politicians and newly elected leaders met on Tuesday night and talked about the future of Brunswick County. Full story...
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GOP wants hearing on New Hanover vote problems

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The New Hanover County Republican Party wants an open hearing on problems voters had last week on Election Day. Full story...
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Elections chair to face commissioners

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Election Day is over, but the New Hanover County Board of Elections still has its hands full. After some problems with voting Tuesday, the chairman of the board is ready to face the music. Full story...
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Commission chair wants answer about ballot mix-up

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video Yesterday's election ballot mix-up has New Hanover County Commission Chair Jason Thompson wanting answers. Thompson says someone has to take responsibility for what went on with the ballots at Freedom Baptist Church and the Northeast Library. Full story...
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