Teens who are 16 and 17 years old will no longer be able to pre-register to vote. Due to the recently passed election reform bill, the pre-registration program is coming to an end Friday.
Since 2010, more than 160,000 North Carolina 16 and 17 year olds have pre-registered to vote.
Raleigh Charter High School teacher Melanie Winter spent the last two days reviewing the implications of the new state law with students in her civics and economics classes.
According to Winter, many of her students had questions about this new law. They didn’t understand why lawmakers would be discouraging a group of voters who have a low turnout anyway.