The House Elections Committee meets Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. when discussion over proposed voter ID legislation will continue with election and voting experts.
According to the Raleigh N&O:
VOTER ID PANEL TODAY: The voter ID discussion continues Wednesday with a panel discussion at 1 p.m. in the House Committee on Elections. Those scheduled to speak present an assortment of organizations, some more partisan than the others.
Again, all this discussion without a bill -- in a situation where the details matter. The lineup: Francis X. Deluca, president of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute; Keesha Gaskins, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice; Bob Hall, executive director at Democracy North Carolina; Allison Riggs, staff attorney for voting rights at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice; Hans A. von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the The Heritage Foundation.
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From Progressive Pulse at Policy Watch
Tuesday’s four-hour public hearing brought residents from across the state to voice both support and opposition to the added voting requirement. For some of the highlights from that hearing, click below:
Political theatre of the absurd
Conservatives advance voter ID legislation despite powerful opposing arguments and their own ideological flip-flop By Rob Schofield
Conservatives at the General Assembly are advancing legislation again this year that would require every North Carolinian who comes to the polls on Election Day to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. It is, of course, an enormously controversial proposal and yesterday, to their partial credit, members of a House Committee actually held a public hearing on the matter in which a number of groups and energetic citizens got a chance to be heard.
Read the entire coverage of yesterday's legislative hearing here:
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