Coop-O-Meter

Allow online voter registration

"As Governor, I will fight to allow for online voter registration."


Sources:

Roy Cooper, issues page, captured by the Internet Archive on Nov. 3, 2016

Headed into midterms, NC can't register to vote online

Then-Attorney General Roy Cooper waits in a long line to vote at the Wake County Board of Elections Office in Raleigh, N.C. during the first day of early voting in Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. He promised to pass laws that encourage voting.
Then-Attorney General Roy Cooper waits in a long line to vote at the Wake County Board of Elections Office in Raleigh, N.C. during the first day of early voting in Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. He promised to pass laws that encourage voting.

Gov. Roy Cooper said on the campaign trail that he’d pass laws that encourage voting and fight to allow online voter registration.

Going into a critical election year for Democrats, Cooper hasn’t made progress on either promise.

In a December interview, he suggested the promises hinge on the lawsuit he filed against legislative Republicans for changing the N.C. Board of Elections. The change equally divides state and county election boards between Republicans and Democrats, and allows Republicans to lead county elections boards in election years.

“If we can get this (NC) Supreme Court case, this law declared unconstitutional, then I think we can move forward on getting more people out to vote,” he said in the interview.

For now, we rate this promise as Stalled.