House OKs bill allowing fewer runoff voting sites - WNCT

House OKs bill allowing fewer runoff voting sites

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Lots of North Carolina legislators believe counties should be able to scale back voting locations during runoff elections to save money and administrative headaches.
    
The House voted unanimously Thursday to give county election boards the ability to shutter voting precinct sites in what are officially called second primaries for federal and state elections. These elections historically have had extremely low turnouts, but state law requires that all precincts must be open to accept voters. Some locations never have anyone vote.
    
In the bill now going to the Senate, county boards could choose with State Board of Elections permission to only open one-stop voting sites for the second primary.
    
Another election bill approved Thursday by the House attempts to remove the recently deceased from voter rolls more quickly.

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