RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Board of Elections is set to review changes made in two college towns that could make it harder for students to vote.
The Republican-controlled board on Tuesday will hear appeals of rulings made by elections boards in Watauga and Pasquotank counties.
The Watauga board eliminated an early voting site and election-day precinct on the campus of Appalachian State University. The Pasquotank board barred an Elizabeth City State University student from running for city council, ruling his on-campus address can't be used to establish residency. That ruling could set precedent to challenge the voter registrations of more students at the historically black college.
Voting rights advocates say the moves signal a statewide effort by Republicans to discourage turnout among young voters considered more likely to support Democrats.
Created: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:16:23 EST
Updated: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:16:23 EST