Election legislation roundup: North Carolina House of Representatives

As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 25 election-related bills in the North Carolina House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the 25, Ballotpedia tracked three from July 3-9. Republicans sponsored two, while a bipartisan group of legislators sponsored one. The three bills are:   

  • NC H772: Poll Observer Appointments, Access & Activity, Reps. Hugh Blackwell (R), Celeste Cairns (R), Mike Clampitt (R), George Cleveland (R), Ted Davis (R), Keith Kidwell (R), Jeffrey McNeely (R), Charlie Miller (R), Grey Mills (R), Dennis Riddell (R), and Harry Warren (R).
    • A summary has not been provided yet.
  • NC H770: Access to Voted Ballots, Reps. Celeste Cairns (R), George Cleveland (R), Ted Davis (R), Kenneth Fontenot (R), Chris Humphrey (R), Keith Kidwell (R), Jeffrey McNeely (R), Grey Mills (R), Harry Warren (R), and David Willis (R).
    • A summary has not been provided yet.
  • NC H57: Harmony/Love Valley Election Changes, Reps. Lindsey Prather (D), Jennifer Capps Balkcom (R), and William Ward (R).
    • A summary has not been provided yet.

During the week of July 3-9, Ballotpedia tracked 108 House election-related bills nationally. As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,542 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 189, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in the Delaware House of Representatives with five. 

As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 692 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 658 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 192 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 three 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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