Be Prepared, and Vote
Special Report - October 27, 2008
The November 4 General Election is merely a week away and already North Carolina is on its way toward a record voter turnout. As of Saturday, October 25, over 1.2 million of the state’s 6.2 million registered voters had already cast ballots through one-stop voting and absentee ballot mail-ins, according to the State Board of Elections.
“Voting is one of the most fundamental rights and responsibilities we have as citizens of the United States and of North Carolina,” said John Rustin director of government relations for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “We encourage everyone who is eligible to vote to go to the polls prepared and to cast their ballot. One way they can be prepared is to review the Council’s 2008 Voter Guide and learn where the candidates stand on critical family-related issues.”
The North Carolina Family Policy Council’s 2008 Voter Guide, which can be viewed and downloaded on the Council’s 2008 Voter Guide website, includes all candidates running for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, N.C. Governor, Lt. Governor and Council of State, N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, N.C. Superior Court, N.C. Senate and N.C. House. The 2008 Voter Guide contains the candidates’ positions on a variety of issues including the definition of marriage, sanctity of life, school choice, embryonic stem cell research, budget matters and more. Additional information provided by the candidates can also be accessed on the 2008 Voter Guide website, as well as links to helpful information on candidates running for U.S. President.
For those who wish to vote before November 4, one-stop absentee voting runs through Saturday, November 1. Visit the State Board of Elections website to find early voting locations and times in your area.
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