A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
The state House gave preliminary approval
to a bill Wednesday that would allow North Carolinians to register and
immediately cast a ballot at one-stop voting sites.
Some lawmakers worried that the bill sets the bar too low for
proof of identification.
State law currently ends voter registration 25 days before an
election. One-stop voting sites are open from the first Thursday
after the deadline until the Saturday before election day.
Registered voters may go to any one-stop site in their county to
cast a ballot.
But several Republican lawmakers objected that the
identification requirements were too lax. The bill allows
prospective voters to show a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck
"or other government document" as proof of the person's current
The bill itself passed 62-to-51 on a preliminary vote, but a
final vote was delayed to Thursday's session on the objection of
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