2008 General Election Voter Guide In The Works
Special Report - August 15, 2008
Election season is upon us, and the North Carolina Family Policy Council is committed to helping educate voters about candidates running for state and federal elected offices. We are currently in the process of producing a Voter Guide for the 2008 General Election, which will take place on November 4. The Voter Guide is an impartial and nonpartisan look at candidates running for the following offices in North Carolina:
• Federal: US Senate (1 seat), US House (13 seats).
• State: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Labor, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Treasurer, NC Senate (50 seats), NC House (120 seats).
• State Judicial: NC Supreme Court (1 seat), NC Court of Appeals (6 seats), NC Superior Court (11 seats)
Registered voters in North Carolina will not only have the opportunity to cast ballots on November 4, but may also vote early through absentee one-stop voting between October 16 and November 1. Absentee voting allows voters to submit their ballots by mail or in person at the county board of elections or at a designated one-stop voting site without having to give a reason for voting early. Visit the State Board of Elections website for more information about absentee voting.
In preparing the Voter Guide, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has sent questionnaires by certified mail to nearly 475 federal and state candidates running for office in North Carolina. These questionnaires survey the candidates for their positions on important issues like abortion and embryonic stem cell research, State Marriage Amendment, school choice, gambling, sex education, religious expression, the state budget, property rights, and more.
In early October, the Council plans to distribute half-a-million Voter Guides across the state and will activate our 2008 General Election Voter Guide website, which will contain detailed information about the candidates’ responses to our questionnaires. If you know any candidates running for any of the offices mentioned above, please contact them and encourage them to complete and return the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s 2008 Voter Guide questionnaire prior to the August 22 deadline if they have not done so already.
“We are excited to once again provide a comprehensive Voter Guide to the citizens of North Carolina,” said John Rustin, vice president and director of government relations for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “Oftentimes, our Voter Guide is the only source for voters to obtain information about where the candidates stand on important family-related issues. We clearly recognize that well-educated citizens are more likely to vote and participate in their government, and when this happens, we all win,” Rustin concluded.
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