The North Carolina House Elections Committee has announced that they will meet tomorrow at 1 pm in Room 643 of The Legislative Office Building (see notice below).
The notice states that “the following bills will be considered: HB 351 Restore Confidence in Government.” Let us hope that when they say HB 351 what they really mean is the Georgia Voter PHOTO ID Law.
The Georgia law is simple, clear and unambiguous – features not generally found in North Carolina Election Law. The wording throughout the North Carolina election statutes gives the State Board of Elections tremendous freedom to interpret the law. They are given the opportunity to promulgate rules and/or adopt policies to further define or describe some process that the legislature does not bother to develop.
The House Committee on Elections has made the required types of ID in HB 351 vague and in need of clarification. And, as always the clarification would come from the incredibly partisan State Board of Elections.
It is time for election reform in North Carolina. The North Carolina General Assembly should Copy – Paste – Pass the Georgia Voter PHOTO ID law.
NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
BILL SPONSOR NOTIFICATION
You are hereby notified that the Committee on Elections will meet as follows:
DAY & DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TIME: 1:00 pm
LOCATION: 643 LOB
COMMENTS: PCS will be sent to committee members as soon as possible.
The following bills will be considered:
|BILL NO.||SHORT TITLE||SPONSOR|
|HB 351||Restore Confidence in Government.||Representative Lewis
|Representative Lewis, Chair|
I hereby certify this notice was filed by the committee assistant at the following offices at
4 PM o’clock on April 04, 2011.
Reading Clerk – House Chamber
Grace Rogers (Committee Assistant)