Registration numbers dropped sharply from 2012 to 2014.
And they're threatening to sue.
The drop in applications processed corresponds with the tenure of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who took office in January
Recent studies of the non-voting population suggests that wide gaps have opened up between voters and non-voters.
In 1920, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to democratize the vote. Since then, League members across the country have worked tirelessly to strengthen our democracy and ensure equality for all.
Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.
Life is increasingly busy. People are spending more time working, traveling and trying to make ends meet in a rough economy. What better timing for policymakers to make seemingly innocuous changes to something as important as voting rights and slip them past a preoccupied electorate?
The Fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): "It's Now Up to Us to See That It Gets Done"
Commonly known as the "Motor Voter Act," the NVRA streamlined voter registration. If the Supreme Court rules against the NVRA, states would be free to pass laws that could restrict voter registration activities and thereby prevent eligible citizens from registering to vote.