Federal Judge Orders Notice and Cure Process for Absentee Ballots in LWV North Carolina Case
OVER 100,000 VOTERS WILL BE PROTECTED IN NOVEMBER WITH NEW PROCESS GREENSBORO—Late today, a federal judge ruled in the League of Women Voters of North Carolina’s case that the North Carolina State Board of Elections must provide a notice and cure process for absentee ballots marked for rejection. As the number of voters choosing to cast ballots by mail is expected to surge due to the threat of COVID-19, the decision provides relief for tens of thousands of voters whose ballots would otherwise be rejected without recourse.
“The establishment of a notice and cure process for absentee ballots is a major victory for North Carolina voters,” said Jo Nicholas, president of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina. “Now, even amidst all the uncertainty that the pandemic brings, voters can have assurance that their safely cast ballots will be counted in November.”
League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear serves Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.