Voting Groups Work to Educate Public Following Voter ID Ruling

RALEIGH --  Voting outreach groups say time is running out to re-educate the community after our state's voter ID law was struck down last week. 

The State Board of Elections says they spent around three million dollars on tv ads and materials to help voters understand the voter ID laws, but now they will have to be pulled.

The executive director for El Pueblo Angeline Echeverria says it will be a quick turnaround, but is confident voters will have the information they need before November. 

"There's all these other aspects of the bill that were struck down, like the pre-registration, same day registration, the out-of-precinct voting, so we want to make sure people know all about opportunities that are there," Echeverria said.

The state asked for a stay on the ruling, but it was denied Thursday by the Circuit Court of Appeals.

Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement:  “Changing our state’s election laws close to the upcoming election, including common sense voter ID, will create confusion for voters and poll workers.  The court should have stayed their ruling, which is legally flawed, factually wrong, and disparaging to our state.  Therefore, by early next week, we will be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the ruling of the Court of Appeals.”