Primary Voting Tuesday
Special Report - May 3, 2010
North Carolinians will head to the polls tomorrow to exercise their civic responsibility by voting in the 2010 primary election. Voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot for candidates for public office who are facing primary opposition, in order to determine which candidates run in the November 2 General Election. More than 270 candidates are running in primary elections for offices in the State Legislature, U.S. Congress, and State judicial seats.
For those voters who did not already vote through absentee ballot or one-stop early voting, and have not decided on which candidates to vote for, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has produced the online 2010 Primary Election Voter Guide. The nonpartisan and impartial guide was produced by sending questionnaires by certified mail to 330 candidates for public offices in districts/races with primary election opposition. Over 52 percent of the candidates responded. The State Board of Elections offers sample ballots for each voting district so that voters can be prepared at the polls. To access the sample ballot, click here and follow the directions on the site.
For North Carolinians who are not currently registered to vote, it is possible to register to vote and vote at the same time, even though the regular primary registration deadline has passed. By going to the appropriate polling location, a non-registered voter may register and complete a provisional ballot, which will be counted once his or her voter registration information is validated.
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