League of Women Voters Comments Regarding Voting Machines

Trust in elections is one of the most important issues facing our nation, and the voting public in North Carolina is very aware of the potential vulnerabilities in our elections’ processes. The League of Women Voters of Wake County (LWV-Wake) has carefully followed the process of certification and purchase of new voting machines for upcoming elections. The League speaks on behalf of voters who are concerned about the integrity and security of elections in our state. Therefore, the League opposes the certification of voting machines that do not use hand-marked ballots.

League of Women Voters Comments on Proposed Voter ID Rules

The League of Women Voters of Wake County has long been concerned about the impact of requiring voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. Studies have shown that more than 200,000 registered voters in North Carolina do not have a form of ID that would be acceptable for voting. We urge the NC Board Elections to adopt rules that enumerate which IDs are acceptable, list the types of reasonable impediments, protect the privacy of IDs, and provide thorough and widespread education and training of voters and election officials.

League of Women Voters Satisfied with New NC House District Maps in Wake County

Dianna Wynn, President of the League of Women Voters of Wake County, states that “it is unfortunate that the League had to resort to the courts to correct voting maps that violated our state constitution. We are ready to move forward and hope to work collaboratively with legislators to develop fair and impartial redistricting criteria as well as more transparent processes for future redistricting.”

League of Women Voters Urges NC Board of Elections to Withhold Certification of Systems or Machines That Do Not Use Hand-Marked Ballots

The League of Women Voters urges the NC Board of Elections to withhold certification of any systems or machines that do not use hand-marked ballots. The voting public in North Carolina is very aware of the vulnerabilities of our elections. Recent reports in the press have highlighted the possibility of hacking from outside forces and the risks posed within the less-than-transparent internal operations of various election equipment vendors.

League of Women Voters Urges Fairness in Redrawing Wake County Voting Maps

Dianna Wynn, President of the League of Women Voters of Wake County, states that “in the process of redrawing Wake County voting maps in accordance with the court’s ruling, we ask that the NC legislature carefully avoid racial or additional partisan gerrymandering. This should not be a process of swapping one set of unconstitutional voting maps with another set of unfair or unconstitutional maps.”

League of Women Voters Endorses Apex Town Council Resolution in Support of the Equal Rights Amendment

The League of Women Voters of Wake County strongly endorses a resolution passed this evening by the Apex Town Council calling on the NC General Assembly to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). With the filing of NC House Bill 271 and Senate Bill 184 in March of this year, North Carolina has the opportunity to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify.

League of Women Voters to Recognize Women Elected Officials At Annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration

The League of Women Voters of Wake County will celebrate Women’s Equality Day by recognizing women who were elected and currently serve in state and county offices, on city councils within Wake County and in the judiciary. The reception begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 23rd at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Raleigh.