Primary Voting Begins Today
Special Report - April 15, 2010
Select polling locations around the state open today for one-stop early voting where North Carolina voters can begin to cast their ballots in the primary election for numerous state and local offices. While the primary election is scheduled for May 4, state law allows any registered voter in the state of North Carolina to submit an absentee ballot, or vote in person using one-stop absentee voting. It is also possible to register to vote and vote at the same time, even though the regular primary registration deadline has passed. This also applies on election day, though your ballot is considered provisional until your voter registration information is validated.
One-stop locations are open until Saturday, May 1. Information on one-stop voting locations is available from each county’s board of elections. More information on requesting an absentee ballot, one-stop voting, and contact information for county boards of election is available at the North Carolina State Board of Elections Web site.
Voting is on of the most important privileges and duties for citizens of North Carolina and the United States. One of the challenges in any election is to be able to make an informed decision about candidates and their position on issues. For that reason, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has produced an online primary election voter guide. All North Carolina candidates for Congress, the State Supreme Court, State Court of Appeals, Superior Court, and General Assembly received questionnaires asking about their position on a variety of issues, including a marriage protection amendment, adoption, abortion, school choice, religious freedom, taxes, and more. The voter guide and a voter registration kit for use in churches and community organizations can be found here.
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