Leading from the Left

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Good News for Democracy

Several days ago I blogged about House Bill 91 which, if passed, will allow new voters to register and vote up to three days in advance at any one stop voting site in North Carolina. This is a great bill that makes it easier for average folks to participate in the voting process.

Today the State House passed this bill 68-52. This is a great development for the citizens of North Carolina, and I commend the State House to having the vision to pass this bill. Of course, HB 91 still needs to be heard by the State Senate, but we're heading in the right direction. States that have same day voting have higher voter turnout than North Carolina. Passage of this bill will make it easier for people who engage in the process late...typically the young....to register and vote.