Legal Center Opposes the Use of Churches as Polling Places in North Carolina

May 31, 2012 – The legal center has sent a letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections opposing the use of churches as polling places.  The letter follows incidents from the recent Election Day in which churches serving as polling places posted signs opposing Amendment One, a ballot measure which amended the state constitution to forbid any state law that would grant marriage equality to gays and lesbians.  The letter argues that churches are not suitable polling places because they are not politically neutral, make nonreligious voters feel unwelcome and skew voting behavior towards religious views on political issues.

 

Letter re churches as polling places (NC)