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Group “shames” voters who don’t cast ballots

CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVR) – Is voting something you must do or an option?

While some consider it their civic duty to cast a ballot others chose not to participate in the political process.

And those that don’t vote are getting “called out” publicly. Some voters in Charlotte, North Carolina got letters saying if they don’t vote, their name will be placed on public list and mailed to their neighbors.

Odell Grier calls it a form of intimidation and a threat.

CNN sister station WSOC looked into the practice and found that the practice is legal. And while who you vote for is not public record — whether or not you vote, is.

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