Registering To Vote
Special Report - August 18, 2010
With 76 days until the 2010 mid-term elections, North Carolina voters have 51 days left to make sure they are registered to vote. In an effort to promote civic responsibility and involvement, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has updated its 2010 Voter Registration Kit for use by churches and community organizations who wish to sponsor a voter registration drive. The purpose is to provide information for pastors, church leaders, community leaders, and others who want to help citizens have the opportunity to vote in the November 2 general election. It is important that voter registration drives be conducted in a nonpartisian manner and the 2010 Voter Registration Kit will help you to do just that.
New voter registrations and updates to existing registrations must be completed by October 8 to be eligible to participate in the November 2 general election. One-stop Early Voting begins October 14 and lasts until October 30. The Board of Elections must receive requests for an absentee ballot in writing by October 26, which is a particularly important date for students, who will be away from home between October 14 and 30 and unable to take advantage of early voting. Completed absentee ballots are due by November 1.
In North Carolina, voters will select a U.S. Senator, as well as all 13 members who will represent North Carolina in the U.S. House. Additionally, all 170 seats in the General Assembly are up for election. One seat on the N.C Supreme Court, four seats on the N.C Court of Appeals, and 33 Superior Court districts have elections. Three Superior Court districts will have special elections that will use instant run-off voting12A, 19C, and 28. The Board of Elections is expected to open filing for an additional Court of Appeals seat next week. That race would also use instant run-off voting.
As you have come to expect, the North Carolina Family Policy Council will once again be providing a print and online version of our voter guide. The 2010 Voter Guide will be available at the beginning of Octoberin time for One-Stop Early Voting participants to educate themselves. We are busily working on getting questionnaires back from last-minute races and candidates that have been added. If you or your church or organization would like to order voter guides in bundles of 100, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.807-0800. Those who normally receive Family North Carolina magazine will receive a copy of the Voter Guide by mail in October.
2010 Voter Registration Kit
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