Election legislation roundup: North Carolina House of Representatives

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 15 election-related bills in the North Carolina House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the 15, Ballotpedia tracked five from March 6-12. Republicans sponsored four, while Democrats sponsored one. The five bills are:

  • NC H135: Even-Year Elections/City of Trinity, Reps. Brian Biggs (R) and Jonathan Hardister (R).
  • NC H174: W-S/Forsyth Bd. of Ed./Rural Hall Even-Year, Rep. Donny Lambeth (R).
  • NC H293: Freedom to Vote, Reps. John Ager (D), Kelly Alexander (D), Vernetta Alston (D), Johnnie Autry (D), Amber Baker (D), Cynthia Ball (D), Mary Belk (D), Cecil Brockman (D), Gloristine Brown (D), Kanika Brown (D), Terry Brown (D), Allen Buansi (D), Laura Budd (D), Deb Butler (D), Becky Carney (D), Maria Cervania (D), Ashton Clemmons (D), Tricia Cotham (D), Sarah Crawford (D), Carla Cunningham (D), Allison Dahle (D), Terence Everitt (D), Rosa Gill (D), Julie Von Haefen (D), Wesley Harris (D), Pricey Harrison (D), Zack Hawkins (D), Frances Jackson (D), Brannon Jeffers (D), Joseph John (D), Abe Jones (D), Ya Liu (D), Brandon Lofton (D), Carolyn Logan (D), Tim Longest (D), Marvin Lucas (D), Nasif Majeed (D), Marcia Morey (D), Garland Pierce (D), Lindsey Prather (D), Renee Price (D), Amos Quick (D), Robert Reives (D), James Roberson (D), Caleb Rudow (D), Charles Smith (D), Diamond Staton-Williams (D), Shelly Willingham (D), and Michael Wray (D).
  • NC H304: Election Day Integrity Act, Reps. Jay Adams (R), Mike Clampitt (R), George Cleveland (R), Ted Davis (R), Chris Humphrey (R), Maze Jackson (R), Keith Kidwell (R), Donnie Loftis (R), Jeffrey McNeely (R), Ben Moss (R), Joseph Pike (R), Carson Smith (R), John Sossamon (R), William Ward (R), Harry Warren (R), and David Willis (R).
  • NC H88: Omnibus Local Elections, Reps. Brian Biggs (R), John Faircloth (R), and Jonathan Hardister (R).

During the week of March 6-12, Ballotpedia tracked 45 House election-related bills nationally. As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 990 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the New York State Assembly with 135, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with zero.

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 557 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 335 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 98 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control. 

The North Carolina House is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 11 to Aug. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 17 House bills related to election administration. One of these bills passed both chambers, but it was not enacted into law. North Carolina is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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