Public sign-up to reopen for voter ID hearing
Posted March 11, 2013
Updated March 12, 2013
Citizens who want to sign up to speak at Tuesday's public hearing on voter ID will be able to do so at the meeting, House Elections Committee Co-chairman Rep. David Lewis announced Monday night.
At an Elections Committee meeting held on the floor after session, Lewis, R-Harnett, said the 50 slots available on the online sign-up page had filled up quickly. He said staff will be available at the door of 643 LOB at 3 p.m. Tuesday to sign up additional speakers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lewis said the meeting is expected to run from 4 until 9 p.m., or until all members of the public who wish to speak have been heard.
When they sign in, the speakers will be issued numbers corresponding to their sign-up positions. Lewis said sergeants at arms will line speakers up in advance to make the best use of time.
Tuesday's meeting is the only scheduled session for public comment, but Lewis said that, if there are many people who still can't be accommodated, the committee will consider a second public comment hearing.
Room 544 LOB will also be available for overflow if the crowd is too large for the meeting room, Lewis said.
You can watch the public hearing live here on WRAL.com Tuesday at 4 p.m.