Elections http://wunc.org en New Year Brings New Campaign Finance Rules http://wunc.org/post/new-year-brings-new-campaign-finance-rules <p>Changes detailed in <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H589v8.pdf">the state's new voting law</a> now allow bigger donations for candidates.&nbsp;</p><p>Political office seekers were able to start padding their campaign war chests once the calendar changed to 2014.&nbsp; Candidates for any office can now accept up to $5,000 from a single contributor.&nbsp; Before the new year, the contribution limit for most donors was $4,000.&nbsp; Judicial candidates could only accept $1,000 per supporter.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:21:05 +0000 Gurnal Scott 28291 at http://wunc.org New Year Brings New Campaign Finance Rules Local Elections To Be Decided Today http://wunc.org/post/local-elections-be-decided-today <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Municipal elections take place Tuesday across the state. Just a fraction of registered voters are expected to help decide mayoral races, city council candidacies and one significant school bond measure.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 25245 at http://wunc.org Local Elections To Be Decided Today More DHHS Controversy And Berger Opts Out of Senate Race http://wunc.org/post/more-dhhs-controversy-and-berger-opts-out-senate-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Controversy continues at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services with the Medicaid director <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/09/23/medicaid-director-carol-steckel-resigns.html">resigning after only eight months on the job. </a></span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:29:41 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23034 at http://wunc.org More DHHS Controversy And Berger Opts Out of Senate Race Raleigh City Council Races Enter Home Stretch http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-city-council-races-enter-home-stretch <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">In Raleigh, all seven council members and the <a href="http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/07/19/candidate-filing-closes-three-running-for-raleigh-mayor/">mayor are up for re-election in October</a>, but one race is uncontested. </span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:55:34 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 22713 at http://wunc.org Raleigh City Council Races Enter Home Stretch NC Gay And Lesbian Film Festival Preview: Black Community Grapples With Gay Rights http://wunc.org/post/nc-gay-and-lesbian-film-festival-preview-black-community-grapples-gay-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="">In November 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States.&nbsp;That same night, Proposition 8 was passed in California, banning gay marriage in the state.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="">Obama won by an astounding 24 points in California, leading some to ask if the mobilization of black voters was the critical factor in the passage of Proposition 8.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:53:05 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 20339 at http://wunc.org NC Gay And Lesbian Film Festival Preview: Black Community Grapples With Gay Rights Guilford School Board Going Partisan in 2016 http://wunc.org/post/guilford-school-board-going-partisan-2016 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:21.0pt">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:28:06 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20196 at http://wunc.org Guilford School Board Going Partisan in 2016 Brisk Election Day Voting In NC http://wunc.org/post/brisk-election-day-voting-nc <p>A steady stream of voters are making their way to the polls this election day across North Carolina.&nbsp;&nbsp; Elections officials predict as many as two million people will vote today.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; More than two-point-five million people voted early in North Carolina. But not Latarcha Lee of Durham.<br><br><strong>Latarcha Lee:&nbsp;</strong> It’s just kind of special like, wait til the last minute, you know.<br><br>Leah Tedrick-Moutz isn’t that much of a traditionalist.<br> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 4653 at http://wunc.org "Election Protection" Hotline At UNC Law http://wunc.org/post/election-protection-hotline-unc-law <p>There’s a toll-free, non-partisan election hotline available for voters with Election Day questions or problems.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp; </strong>Faculty and staff at UNC’s law school will be fielding calls as part of the national advocacy protection initiative called “Election Protection.” The number to call is – 1-866-OUR-VOTE.&nbsp; Elizabeth Haddix is senior staff attorney at the UNC Law Center for Civil Rights.&nbsp; She expects a lot of calls.<br> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 4137 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-packs-nc-polling-places <p>Thousands of people packed polling places across the state yesterday as early voting began.<br><br>North Carolina Central University’s drum-line led a parade of voters in Durham to the student union where they could vote early.&nbsp; Leotrice Pegues is a senior at NCCU.&nbsp; She was excited about casting her vote early.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pegues didn’t get to vote in 2008 because she forgot to switch her registration.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3018 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places GOP Runoff for Superintendent of Public Instruction http://wunc.org/post/gop-runoff-superintendent-public-instruction <p>Tomorrow is primary day in North Carolina, again. In races in which no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the May 8th primary, the top 2 vote-getters vie for their party's nomination in a runoff Tuesday. In addition to several U.S. House and General Assembly seats, there are run-offs for 5 statewide offices. Isaac-Davy Aronson has this look at the two candidates for the Republican nomination for <a href="http://Superintendent%20of%20Public%20Instruction." target="_blank">Superintendent of Public Instruction</a>.<br> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:40:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2078 at http://wunc.org