GREENVILLE — Student leaders from across the state might have disagreed on rhetoric, but ultimately found middle ground in response to new voting policies in North Carolina this weekend.
At East Carolina University, the UNC-system Association of Student Governments, which meets monthly at system schools across the state and is funded by a $1 annual student fee, passed a resolution asking counties with universities to keep student voting accessible.
This month, Watauga County Board of Elections closed the polling location on the Appalachian State University campus while Forsyth County Board of Elections considered closing the location on Winston Salem State University’s campus. In Pasquotank County, the Board of Elections barred a Elizabeth City State University senior from running for city council because his on-campus address didn’t establish residency.
Christy Lambden, UNC-CH student body president, introduced an amendment to ask the N.C. Board of Elections to overturn decisions in Watauga and Pasquotank Counties.
“It was great to show solidarity in supporting those schools that have had those voting rights suppressed,” Lambden said.