According to an NPR report on Thursday, (Oct 9) The US Supreme Court granted a stay against the Federal appeals court. This means the state will move forward with voting restrictions…but they did not offer a reason why. Some Supreme Court justices found that eliminating same day registration and out of precinct votes would have an adverse impact on black voters. However, the majority ruled to reject the state’s appeal.
What this means: there is no same day registration and if you go to the wrong precinct, your vote will not be counted. The proposed election overhaul also included a required picture ID but that does not go into effect this year. Early voting is from October 23rd to November 1st (That’s down from 17 days in the past few elections.)
The last day to register was Friday October 10th.
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