The right to vote is a fundamental principle of our democracy. When more Americans can participate in our elections, the outcome better reflects who we are as a state and as a nation. We work to promote policies and procedures that increase voter turnout and help make our elections more free, fair and accessible.

Election Technology

Secure Election Equipment

LWV-Wake monitors the state and county processes for certifying and purchasing voting machines. The League has concerns regarding some of the machines proposed for purchase by the Board of Elections.

  • Click here to read February 2019 statement.

  • Click here to read our June 2019 statement which was quoted in the media.

  • Click here to read the NAACP’s June 2019 statement supporting the League’s position.

Accurate Voting Records

LWV-Wake has developed a report, Employing Technology to Ensure Fair and Accurate Election Records, which makes specific recommendations for adopting a set of established cybersecurity “best practices” and for joining other states in a nation-wide consortium for sharing and matching voter data.

  • Click here to read the full report.

  • Click here for a one-page summary of the report and recommendations.

Opposition to Voter ID Requirement

League’s Statement Expressing Concern Regarding Implementation of Voter ID Law - This is the statement presented by the LWV-Wake president at the March 15, 2019 State Board of Elections hearing.

League Position on Voter ID Constitutional Amendment - One page summary of LWV-Wake's opposition to amending the North Carolina state constitution to require voter identification at the voting polls.

Voter ID Does Not Effectively Identify Ineligible Voters - This one-page fact sheet briefly explains why a voter identification requirement is not an effective option for identifying ineligible voters or preventing voter fraud.

Early Voting

LWV-Wake Position Statement on Expanded Early Voting (July 9, 2018) - Read our brief statement explaining why an expansive early voting plan is important in Wake County.

LWV-Wake Position Statement Opposing Early Voting Restrictions (June 14, 2018) - Read our brief statement expressing serious concern regarding restrictions on early voting site operations.

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