by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
In further reviewing the “oppressive” election law House Bill 589, here’s a follow up to an earlier post with a few more examples of how our new election law brings us closer in line with what other states are doing.
27 states and DC use paper ballots. Now per H 589, North Carolina will be the 28th.
Only 13 states offer public funds to political candidates. Per H589, North Carolina joins the 37 states that do not.
31 states & DC require provisional ballots to be cast in the correct precinct (according to 2008 data, the most recent I could find). Per H589, now so does NC.
North Carolina is the only state using instant run-off for judicial races. 3 States use instant run-off for overseas voters in runoffs. HB 589 eliminates it here in NC.