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Professor and Political Expert Discusses Impact of Early Voting

April 28, 2011

Category: Faculty, History & Politics


Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, professor of Political Science and political expert recently spoke to the Charlotte Observer regarding the GOP proposal that would cut a week from early voting and would also end Sunday voting and so-called "same-day registration." 

Bitzer said that of the 4.3 million votes cast in 2008, 60 percent - or 2.6 million - were cast before Election Day.

"It had a huge impact," said Bitzer. "In today's world, people expect flexibility. They expect options, and that's one thing early voting gives them, being able to cast a ballot at their convenience."
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