New laws affect student voting

by Jess Clark

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said North Carolina passed laws requiring more parking at early voting sites as part of the 2013 voting changes. The parking laws existed before 2013. This is the first year that Orange County enforced them at UNC, ending voting at campus sites that could not provide the parking required.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election has begun and ends next Saturday. So far, more than 2,500 people have already voted in Orange County.

But UNC students won’t be able to vote early on campus this year. That’s because North Carolina’s voting laws require more parking than campus voting sites can provide.

That law is one of several that critics say will suppress the student vote.

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