Voting changes head to McCrory’s desk

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RALEIGH, N.C. — N.C. lawmakers passed sweeping elections changes Thursday and now the bill awaits Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature, according to WTVD.

The bill requires voters to present government-issued photo IDs at the polls and shortens early voting by a week. The measure also ends same-day voter registration and eliminates a popular high school civics program that registers thousands of students to vote in advance of their 18th birthdays.

According to the report, the bill eliminates straight-ticket voting, which has been in place in the state since 1925. Disclosure requirements intended to make clear who is underwriting campaign ads will be weakened and political parties would be enabled to rake in unlimited corporate donations.

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