North Carolina's House Bill 589 reduced the number of days allowed for early voting from 17 to 10, but it mandated that the counties develop early voting plans that provide the same number of early voting hours as were offered in 2010.
Following an order by the Supreme Court in October, other changes that will affect the experience of registering and voting in North Carolina include:
Colorado’s House Bill 13-1303 requires that all registered voters automatically be mailed a ballot. Voters will have a choice of returning the ballots by mail or dropping them at a stand-alone drop box (in certain counties), or they can cast their ballots in person at a voter service and polling center during the early voting period or on Election Day.
Residents in the county can vote at any voter service and polling center regardless of which precinct they live in. These centers were used in select counties during past elections, but now they are replacing traditional polling places across the state.
Pew wrote about Denver County’s implementation of some of these reforms during the state’s 2013 coordinated election—local elections held on the same day statewide—but the 2014 election will have higher voter participation. Other changes that will affect the registration and voting experience in Colorado include:
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