December 02, 2016

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is intervening in a lawsuit filed by the Civitas Institute, a conservative group that seeks to stop the State Board of Elections from certifying the results of the November election until a review of voters who took advantage of same-day registration is complete.

In the lawsuit, Francis De Luca v. Strach et al, the group claims that counting ballots of those who used same-day registration violates state law because the ballots will be counted without the voter registrations being verified.

The Charlotte Observer notes that more than 90,000 voters in North Carolina used same-day registration and voters exercising the option to cast ballots during early voting must provide a photo identification. Applicants are mailed notices to verify their addresses, and if the notices are sent back as "undeliverable" the registrations aren't valid.

Cohen Milstein serves as co-counsel in this case.

The full article can be read here.