H807: Uniformed Heroes Voting Act. Latest Version



AN ACT to clarify that no voter may be denied the opportunity to vote due to the voter appearing in the voting place in uniform, such as law enforcement or the military.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 163‑166.3 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

(a1)    Uniforms in the Voting Place. – No person seeking to vote may be refused entry into the voting place due to that person being a law enforcement officer, first responder, correctional officer, or member of the military and appearing in the uniform required by that person's employer. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to allow denial of entry into the voting place due to attire when such denial is otherwise prohibited by law.

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to elections on or after that date.