Top ten missed opportunities in the Omnibus Voter Restrictions Bill
Top 10 Missed Opportunities in the N.C. Omnibus Voter Restrictions Bill
10) Any person with a visible tattoo must vote a provisional ballot, and must subsequently produce
three character witnesses, two of whom must belong to the political party of the governor.
9) Any person accompanied at the polls by a child under the age of six must swear, under penalty
of perjury, that the child is not receiving Medicaid benefits.
8) Unaffiliated voters will not be permitted to serve as precinct judges or staff ... oh, that's already
taken care of.
7) Volunteers or participants in the civic educational program Kids Voting may not be located within
2,000 feet of a polling place.
6) Voters who produce a signed receipt of a $5,000 donation to a candidate in the current election
shall receive one additional ballot per receipt.
5) Any voter who is not legally married to a person of the opposite sex must vote only in
uncontested races (marriage certificate required as proof).
4) Any woman under the age of 50 must produce the written results of a doctor-certified pregnancy
test taken within 20 days before voting. If pregnant, the woman must swear under penalty of felony that she will
not seek an abortion.
3) Any voters not physically inside the polling place at the time of closing must produce a valid
passport in order to continue to wait in line.
2) Any voter who works for the public school system shall swear under oath, under penalty of
felony, that he or she is using unpaid leave time to be at the polls.
1) Anyone attempting to vote in the State of North Carolina who cannot produce proof that they
were born within the borders of this state must be refused access to a ballot and informed that they must return
to their state of birth in order to vote. Exceptions to this rule shall be anyone who is not currently enrolled in a
North Carolina college.
by Nelda Holder
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