Bob Hall talks about proposed election law changes PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 June 2011 23:00

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How is this legislature changing how you vote and when you vote?  And whether you can vote a straight ticket? One of the state's most experienced watchdogs on elections and campaign finance regulations, Bob Hall, is this week’s guest. Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, tells host Barlow Herget that voters in several proposals supported by the Republican majority in both Senate and House will be required to show a photo identification when they go to the polls. Hall says as many as 400,000 voters - mostly elderly and minorities - don't have such documents.  There also will be a week less for early voting, and no more straight ticket voting if these bills become law. In addition, Hall weighs in on a bill that would transfer lobbying regulation and campaign finance reporting from the Secretary of State's office and Board of Election respectively to the State Ethics Commission.

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