Election Protection Issues
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. League members interested in working on these issues, contact LWV-Wake Voters Services Director Marian Lewin.
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.
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.