SB 683 - Combat Absentee Ballot fraud

SB683, Combat Absentee Ballot Fraud, tightens election security in North Carolina’s absentee voting system. The bill requires that requests for absentee ballots be delivered to county boards of elections by the voter or a relative. The bill also privatizes absentee ballot requests until after election day. These changes attempt to thwart the efforts of absentee ballot harvesters by removing them from the ballot request process and securing the identity of ballot requesters. On the whole, SB683 is a strong step towards absentee ballot reform in North Carolina. The vote to preserve freedom is yes.