You’ve probably heard that last week the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and others and reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting in North Carolina for the November 2014 election.
But with the busy lives we all lead, who has time to really understand what that means? Cue me singing the Mighty Mouse theme song, “Here I come to save the day!”
Too much for your Monday? Too bad; this is important stuff. There’s a lot at stake in this midterm election. If you don’t like how things have been going in Raleigh, now’s your chance to make change happen. And If you like what’s been happening… I challenge you to a dual.
In theory, you can now register to vote on election day – like you have been able to in prior elections — but folks in the know like Anita Earls are recommending that you register by the October 10th deadline established by the new voting law that passed last year. The state is appealing the Fourth Circuit decision to the Supreme Court, meaning we’re all standing on uncharted territory here and there’s no telling what might happen.
Earls also recommends figuring out before election day where to vote in your precinct. You can do that easily on this website.
If you’re really fired up and want to vote with your dollars and your ballot, you can donate to the cause here and help fund the Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s continued fight to protect our voting rights in North Carolina.