State and county election officials are already adjusting their plans to comply with the 4th Circuit ruling. Several county election boards have adopted new schedules for early voting; the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections held a meeting Monday to make changes.
The State Board of Elections has shelved advertising campaigns that had been designed to air on TV, radio and other media to educate voters about the voter ID law’s requirements.
Hall said he thinks it’s too late to bring the voter ID law back because the state canceled training sessions for poll workers on the requirements.
“The reality is that they should have been in intensive training about the ID and the exemptions between the primary and the general election, and that has stopped,” he said.