Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling, CSI vs Moore, effective July 27, 2022.
The ruling found that the State’s existing felony disenfranchisement laws are unconstitutional and ruled that “all” individuals living in the State of North Carolina with prior felony convictions “must” be allowed to register and vote.
The High Point NACCP in partnership with the Guilford County Reentry Council and other social advocacy groups will be conducting a voter registration campaign for probationers and parolees at the Guilford County Court House in High Point, North Carolina. Beginning Thursday, Sept 8th at 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and will continue each week thereafter on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday ending on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
North Carolina has more than 7.3 million registered voters and statewide elections in the presidential battleground state are often close. Any influx of voters could make a difference this fall when the ballot will feature statewide races for U. S. Senate and the State Supreme Court.
The voter registration expansion means all North Carolinians have a voice.