Ruling: No same-day registration in NC election

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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 7:18 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Same-day registration won't be allowed during early voting in North Carolina and Election Day ballots cast in the wrong precinct won't be counted this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a ruling that set aside part of a 2013 election law.

A majority on the nation's highest court agreed Wednesday to halt the ruling of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Two justices dissented.

The decision means the full law will remain enforced while the state and civil rights groups that challenged it prepare for trial next summer.

So there will be no same-day registration during early voting when it begins Oct. 23. The full law was enforced during the May primary as well.