Help NC vote with HAVA

North Carolina has $4,000,000 to help voters sitting unused and unavailable until the General Assembly appropriates $660,000 in matching funds.

The $4,000,000 in federal funds via the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, is intended to help administer the 2012 elections with poll worker training, testing of voting equipment, and other technical support needs.

Take action to release the HAVA funds by contacting legislators, via NC Conservation Network:
Tell state legislators to release the HAVA funds.

Information on HAVA in North Carolina from Democracy NC HAVA Funds Memo

Commentary on HAVA by Action NC: What's in your wallet?



B-b-but they don't want to help voters

and they don't want voting to be easier and more reliably managed. All they want is to suppress voters that might vote for a Democrat.


"If you are an individual who needs help, call us, so we can remove you from the voter rolls. If you are calling about help for a corporation press 0 to speak with a live operator."


Funny, in a sad sort of way.

Anyone rejecting an immediate 600% return on investment

... should have their budget management skills severly questioned.

The feds gave the state just over $4 million -- already sitting in a state account.

To access it, all the legislature has to do is allocate roughly $664,000.

What type of people are in charge of the legislature?


Matching funds

The matching fund requirement is that you keep up with a certain past level of funding.

Whether or not there were additional funds available from HAVA or not, there is no reason to think that an election year as big as this after all the confusion created by redistricting is the right time to be cutting back how much support we're providing to properly-run elections.