Action Alert: House Bill 1169

Published 6/8/20


ATTENTION! NORTH CAROLINA ELECTIONS AT RISK!

House Bill 1169 (otherwise known as the Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020) is working its way through the NC Senate and is likely to be passed into law in the next few daysThis proposed law leaves the door open to:

  1. Absentee ballots being mailed and accepted by county Boards of Elections well after Election Day (current law requires them to be postmarked by Election Day); and
  2. Ballot harvesting through the use of a new online portal for absentee ballot requests.

It’s urgent that concerned voters call Senate leaders in Raleigh in the next 24-48 hours to prevent this bill from becoming law without some added election security provisions!

Right now we need you to act by calling the Senators listed below and simply stating the following:

  • My name is [state your name] and I am a registered voter from [state your county.]

     

  • I am calling about my concerns with the Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020 that is now being reviewed in the Senate. I strongly encourage the Senate to add a provision that prohibits the use of pre-paid metered mail (or business reply envelopes) because the US Postal Service does not postmark this category of mail and my county Election Board, therefore, cannot verify if the ballot was mailed by the deadline and is eligible to be counted. Any pre-paid envelopes should instead have stamps affixed so that they will be postmarked by the US Postal Service.

 

  • I strongly recommend that the Senate consider adding measures to enhance election security of the website. The new online portal provides an opportunity for abuse of the absentee ballot request system, leading to ballot harvesting. Unless strict oversight measures are in place, these problems will not be detected until well after the election is over and the damage is done. The bill currently does not have strict enough security provisions.

Call Now and Leave YOUR Message! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Brown (R) at 919-715-3034 or email him at harry.brown@ncleg.net 

Sen. Kathy Harrington (R) at 919-733-5734 or email her at kathy.harrington@ncleg.net 

Sen. Brent Jackson (R)  at 919-733-5705 or email him at brent.jackson@ncleg.net