Get Ready To Vote
Special Report - March 31, 2010
As part of our ongoing effort to promote civic responsibility and involvement, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has launched its 2010 Voter Registration project. The purpose is to provide information for pastors, church leaders, and others who want to help citizens exercise their right to vote in both the May 4 primary election and the November 2 general election. Registered voters in North Carolina will not only have the opportunity to cast primary election ballots on May 4, but may also vote early through absentee one-stop voting between April 15 and May 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.
The 2010 Voter Registration Kit is an information booklet that includes a letter from our president, important voting dates, frequently asked questions about the State Board of Elections voter registration form, contact information for each of North Carolina’s 100 county boards of elections, and a copy of the North Carolina voter registration form. Church leaders and other citizens are encouraged to download the Voter Registration Kit and use it to carry out a successful voter registration drive in their church or organization. Churches and other non-profit groups are allowed by law to conduct voter registration drives. This kit gives you the information you need to conduct such a drive in a legal and successful manner.
The Council is also working on a 2010 Voter Guide, which will be a nonpartisan and impartial source of information on candidates running for office in North Carolina. Over 325 candidates running for state and federal elected offices in primary elections in North Carolina received questionnaires surveying their positions on issues like abortion, adoption, gambling, marriage, school choice, taxation and more. The Council will post a digital version of the 2010 Voter Guide on or about April 12 online at ncfamily.org. A print version will be available before the general election.
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