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House GOP Takes Different Tack In NC Absentee Deadline Bill

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Some North Carolina Republicans are taking a different tack on legislative efforts to move up mail-in absentee balloting deadlines by also giving citizens more time to vote on the front end. But Democrats say the idea still treats voters unequally. The House elections committee voted along party lines on Wednesday for a GOP measure that requires traditional absentee ballots be received by county officials by Election Day in order to be counted. A Senate bill makes the same deadline change. But the House measure also would direct county boards to send absentee ballots to applicants three days earlier than currently required.