Early Voting http://wunc.org en Early Voting Numbers Measuring Up Despite Law Changes http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-numbers-measuring-despite-law-changes <p>Early voters in North Carolina have just one more day to cast ballots ahead of Primary Day on May 6th.&nbsp; The one-stop voting period ends around noon on Saturday.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Board spokesman Josh Lawson says Thursday's voter totals have not yet been counted, but numbers through Wednesday have been encouraging.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:48:28 +0000 Gurnal Scott 34804 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Numbers Measuring Up Despite Law Changes Early Voting Starts Today http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-starts-today <p></p><p>Early voting begins today for the May primary election.<br /><br />Today is the first day North Carolinians can cast their votes in this year's primary election. 289 sites across the state will be open for residents to come to the polls. That's 77 more locations than in 2010.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34331 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Starts Today Voting Rights In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/voting-rights-north-carolina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">As the May primary draws near, issues over voter rights persist. The controversial voter law passed last year requires photo identification and reduces the number of days for early voting in the May 6th primaries. A lawsuit challenging the measure may soon force legislators to release their correspondence related to drafting the legislation. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/">State Board of Elections</a> released a report identifying hundreds of cases of possible voter fraud.&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:59:00 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33250 at http://wunc.org Voting Rights In North Carolina Moral Monday Groups Focus On Mobilizing Voters http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-groups-focus-mobilizing-voters <p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 30316 at http://wunc.org Moral Monday Groups Focus On Mobilizing Voters General Assembly Casts Historic Votes http://wunc.org/post/general-assembly-casts-historic-votes <p>It seems like a long time ago, but it’s really been just seven months since newly-inaugurated Governor Pat McCrory sounded this hopeful tone:</p><p>“North Carolina’s greatest strength and asset remains its people,” he said during his inauguration speech.</p><p>“On those main streets across this state, it’s the people that count and that make a difference. People will come from different backgrounds but share a common set of principles. Self-starters and hard workers.” Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:39:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19642 at http://wunc.org General Assembly Casts Historic Votes House To Take Up Voting Changes http://wunc.org/post/house-take-voting-changes <p>The House today is expected to take up a bill that makes major changes to how North Carolina will conduct elections. The <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=h589">Voter Verification Information Act</a> includes shorter early voting periods and the elimination of same-day voter registration.</p><p align="LEFT">Other changes include no longer pre-registering young voters and increasing the maximum campaign donation per election. That’s in addition to the original purpose of the bill, to create a voter ID requirement.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:13:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19562 at http://wunc.org House To Take Up Voting Changes 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 Supreme Court Decision Prompts New Look At NC Voting Laws http://wunc.org/post/supreme-court-decision-prompts-new-look-nc-voting-laws <p>The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act affects a number of southern states, including North Carolina.</p><p>Previously, the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court in Washington had to approve or pre-clear state laws that affect voting, including redistricting. It also had to approve local and municipal decisions in 40 North Carolina counties with a history of voting discrimination.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:32:37 +0000 Jessica Jones 17892 at http://wunc.org Supreme Court Decision Prompts New Look At NC Voting Laws 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 Early Voting Period Ends Saturday http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-period-ends-saturday <p>North Carolina's early voting period comes to an end today.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> Several key races and a controversial amendment question on marriage has kept voters coming out up to this last day to vote before Tuesday's primary. State board of Elections executive director Gary Bartlett says the last two weeks have had ebbs and flows.<br> Sat, 05 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2607 at http://wunc.org