Pitt County Schools initiated a voter registration drive Tuesday for all 16- and 17-year-old students, ahead of a Sept. 1 state law change that limits registration to those 17 and older who will turn 18 by the next general election.
Teachers spent 20 minutes during an advisory period giving a brief lecture on changes to election laws passed under the new Voter Information and Verification Act, including the requirement to show photo identification to vote beginning on Jan. 1, 2016.
The act also shortens early-voting periods before each election and changes the age at which people in North Carolina can register to vote. After the lecture, students filled out voter registration cards and returned them to their teachers.
For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Daily Reflector. Current home delivery and electronic edition subscribers may log in to access this article at no charge. To become a subscriber, please click here or contact Customer Service at (252) 329-9505.