Voter Registration http://wunc.org en No More Pre-Registration Puts Youth Vote In Question http://wunc.org/post/no-more-pre-registration-puts-youth-vote-question <p>As the legislative wheels turn, the Voter Identification Verification Act was introduced, debated, and passed at light speed. It was late July - the last week of the General Assembly’s session - when Republican leaders introduced the sweeping voting changes.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:29:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 22009 at http://wunc.org No More Pre-Registration Puts Youth Vote In Question State Board Of Elections To Hear Disputed Local Cases http://wunc.org/post/state-board-elections-hear-disputed-local-cases <p>Local County Board of Elections meetings are usually quiet, lightly attended affairs. But in Watauga and Pasquotank Counties, recent meetings have been acrimonious and highly partisan.</p><p>Last month, the Watauga County Board of Elections moved a polling site off of the Appalachian State University campus. Across the state, the Pasquotank County Board of Elections denied a college student a chance to run for local office. Both decisions were decried by Democrats as efforts to suppress the votes of young people. Since this spring, all local Boards of Elections are Republican-majority.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 08:43:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21672 at http://wunc.org State Board Of Elections To Hear Disputed Local Cases State Senate Moves Toward Sweeping Election Changes http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-moves-toward-sweeping-election-changes <p>If you plan to vote in a future election in North Carolina, the <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=H+589&amp;submitButton=Go">Voter Information Verification Act </a>– if it passes – affects you. That goes double if you are a younger voter, don’t have a driver’s license, like to vote early, or may ever be subject to a random challenge of your status as a voter.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:16:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19503 at http://wunc.org State Senate Moves Toward Sweeping Election Changes State Elections Board Looking For Discrepancies http://wunc.org/post/state-elections-board-looking-discrepancies <p>The state Board of Elections is investigating voter registration work done by a firm hired by the Republican party. The national G-O-P fired Strategic Allied Consulting after irregularities were found in some Florida registration forms. The state Republican party has also terminated its relationship with the firm. The company says on its website that problems were traced to one person. Gary Bartlett is executive director of the state Board of Elections. He says the Board is checking several advocacy groups who register voters.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:10:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1782 at http://wunc.org Voter Registration Deadline for May 8 Primary Nears http://wunc.org/post/voter-registration-deadline-may-8-primary-nears <p>Tomorrow is the deadline for voter registration for the May eighth primary election here in North Carolina. It's also the last day for voters to change their party affiliation.<br> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2877 at http://wunc.org Voter Information for the May 8 Primary http://wunc.org/post/voter-information-may-8-primary <p>April 13 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8 Primary. Check your voter registration status and register to vote <a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=1&amp;s=1">here</a>.<br><br>One-stop absentee voting for the May 8 Primary begins April 19. Find one-stop voting sites <a href="http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/webapps/OS_sites/">here</a>.<br><br>Find the State Board of Elections' Primary Voter Guide <a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=29">here</a>.<br> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:44:00 +0000 WUNC News Staff 2891 at http://wunc.org