Recently, during the League of Women Voters' monthly meeting at Tartan Hall, Chris Brook gave an overview of what new voting laws could mean to North Carolinians.
Last year, the N.C. legislature passed bills that would establish new voting regulations and procedures that will go into effect in 2016. Brook serves as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who will be representing the league in a lawsuit opposing some of the provisions in the new voting law.
“A lot of the headlines that we see refer to the voter I.D. portion of the law,” said Brooks. “But that is a small portion. It is important that we understand the other changes that come with the law.”
The league has publicly opposed the law since it gained national attention last spring. Brook began his presentation by giving an overview of the history spanning back to the first bill, House Bill 589.