Judge wants NC to discuss voting changes

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A federal judge wants to know how North Carolina intends to carry out an appeals court decision restoring same-day registration during early voting this fall and counting out-of-precinct ballots cast on Election Day.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Friday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the provisions from going into effect – at least for now.

State attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and allow the changes, like they were used in the May primary.

Schroeder agreed with the state in August, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week those rules must be set aside – a decision cheered by civil rights groups that sued.

Schroeder want attorneys in Winston-Salem next Tuesday to discuss how state officials will comply with the injunction.

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