Election legislation roundup: North Carolina State Senate

As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 15 election-related bills in the North Carolina State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the 15, Ballotpedia tracked one from July 3-9. Republicans sponsored the bill. The bill is:   

  • NC S99: Bond Referendum Transparency, Sens. Carl Ford (R), Matthew Johnson (R), Joyce Krawiec (R), Tim Moffitt (R), Jim Perry (R), Vickie Sawyer (R), and Eddie Settle (R). 
    • A summary has not been provided yet.

During the week of July 3-9, Ballotpedia tracked 64 Senate election-related bills nationally. As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,061 Senate bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most Senate bills this year in the New York State Senate with 160, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest Senate bills in the Vermont State Senate with two. 

As of July 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 496 Senate bills in Democratic trifectas and 424 Senate 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 141 Senate bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.

The North Carolina Senate is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 11 to Aug. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked three Senate bills related to election administration. None of these bills passed both chambers. North Carolina is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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