- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A judge wants to know how North Carolina will carry out an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Friday issued a preliminary injunction.

Schroeder’s injunction complies with a ruling this week by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - a decision cheered by civil rights groups that sued over a 2013 elections law.

The injunction means provisions barring both same-day registration during early voting and counting ballots cast in the wrong precinct have been set aside - at least for now. State attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene so the provisions can be implemented.

Schroeder wants attorneys in Winston-Salem next Tuesday to discuss how state officials will comply with the injunction.

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