Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 3/22/21

Governance


Voting Rights

  • On Thursday NC Senate Republicans filed a bill that would stop the collection of absentee ballots at 5 PM on Election Day, no matter when those ballots were mailed. This would further restrict the collection of absentee ballots, which currently can be collected for three days following an election if they are postmarked by Election Day. SB 326 also requires voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot to submit a request form by 5 PM the Tuesday two weeks before the election, with exceptions for voters who become sick or disabled in the weeks before Election Day.


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Governance The legislative session may end with several high-profile issues left unresolved, including raises for teachers and state employees, Medicaid expansion, and medical marijuana legalization,

Voting Rights The North Carolina Republican Party submitted a written request to the NC State Board of Elections asking that county boards verify voter signatures on requests for absentee ballots and

Education Policy On Thursday the NC House approved a bill that would remove North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools from pilot program status and grant them new five-year charters. SB 671 would a

Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 3/22/21

Governance


Voting Rights

  • On Thursday NC Senate Republicans filed a bill that would stop the collection of absentee ballots at 5 PM on Election Day, no matter when those ballots were mailed. This would further restrict the collection of absentee ballots, which currently can be collected for three days following an election if they are postmarked by Election Day. SB 326 also requires voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot to submit a request form by 5 PM the Tuesday two weeks before the election, with exceptions for voters who become sick or disabled in the weeks before Election Day.


Environmental Policy


Criminal Justice

Recent Posts

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Governance The legislative session may end with several high-profile issues left unresolved, including raises for teachers and state employees, Medicaid expansion, and medical marijuana legalization,

Voting Rights The North Carolina Republican Party submitted a written request to the NC State Board of Elections asking that county boards verify voter signatures on requests for absentee ballots and

Education Policy On Thursday the NC House approved a bill that would remove North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools from pilot program status and grant them new five-year charters. SB 671 would a