• Friday Interview: The Need for Voter ID in North Carolina

    RALEIGH — Polls consistently show that North Carolinians favor a law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. State lawmakers approved a bill this year to put that requirement in place, but Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed that bill. Still, the idea isn’t going away. Hans von Spakovsky, senior…

  • Legislators Push In-School Voter Registration

    RALEIGH — On July 16, two days before the General Assembly adjourned for the 2007-2008 legislative session, the Senate Education/Public Instruction Committee called for an impromptu meeting on the Senate floor to push through last-minute legislation that would require public high school staff to assist eligible high school seniors in…

  • Reading the Tea Leaves on Voting

    Voter registration appears to have surged in North Carolina, but will voter participation follow? The history and partisan implications are complicated and inconclusive.