President Barack Obama’s Commission on Election Administration released a report today with recommendations to simplify the voting process.
The report calls for a series of policy recommendations. See how North Carolina matches up:
- Online Voter Registration: The report calls for allowing voters to register to vote online to enhance accuracy and efficiency of its voter rolls. According to the recently-passed North Carolina voting law, electronic signatures, including ones by a third party cannot be considered valid, but one captured by a state agency are valid.
- Increased use of schools as voting places: The report says schools are the most efficient choice to serve as polling places. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, North Carolina requires or encourages the use of schools and other public facilities, but also allows churches to be used as polling locations.