NC Board of Elections

The state Board of Elections has received thousands of calls about incorrect voter registration information sent out by the state chapter of Americans For Prosperity, a national conservative group.

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Today marks the first day candidates who intend to run for office can officially file in the state.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, and District Attorneys are among those who must file with the state Board of Elections in order to run for office.

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The State Board of Elections has removed a Beaufort County elections board member from office.

Republican Delma Blinson of Blounts Creek endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon at a Tea Party meeting two months ago.

State law limits the political activities of members of boards of elections. Josh Howard is the chairman of the State Board.

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Dave DeWitt

This week, the General Assembly overrode two of Governor McCrory’s vetoes on high profile measures. One measure requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients and the other loosens restrictions for seasonal workers. Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC's Capitol bureau chief Jessica Jones about the response to legislature's moves. In other political news, the State Board of Elections ruled yesterday on two controversial decisions by local elections boards. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC’s Raleigh bureau chief Dave DeWitt about the decisions. 

Last Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed an entirely new staff to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Earlier that week the board was set to begin an investigation into contributions to McCrory's campaign. A one-hundred percent turnover is unusual and leaves many speculating whether or not it has to do with this investigation.

John Frank is a political reporter for the News and Observer and joined Host Frank Stasio today to talk about the turnover.