RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some Republicans are trying again to curb early voting in North Carolina.
GOP House and Senate members filed legislation this week to scale back the current 2½- week early voting period before primary and general elections by one week. They also want to halt same-day voter registration during those periods.
The House bill also would eliminate Sunday voting during early voting, end straight-party balloting and make all judicial races partisan.
The House agreed in 2011 to reduce the early voting period but the bill didn't pass the Senate. Early voting is popular — 56 percent of the votes cast in November's election occurred at one-stop early voting sites.
The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People scheduled a news conference Friday to oppose the legislation.
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