Special Report - November 2, 2010
Today, North Carolinians will head to the polls to elect 14 members of their Congressional delegation, the 120 members of the General Assembly, a state Supreme Court Justice, five state Appellate Court judges, and numerous other local judges, mayors, school board members, county commissioners, sheriffs, and more. Voting for the 2010 midterm elections in North Carolina begins at 6:30 AM, and polls close at 7:30 PM. Voters can find their polling location by referencing their voter registration card, or by visiting the State Board of Elections website and using the “My Election Information” button. While formal voter registration ended in early October, unregistered citizens may register to vote and cast a provisional ballotwhich will be tallied once their registration is verifiedat their polling location today.
One-stop early voting ended October 30 with nearly one million North Carolina voters having already cast a ballot in this year’s elections. According to the Associated Press, the 950,000 ballots represent more than 15 percent of all registered voters in the state. Registered Democrats constituted 46 percent of the ballots cast, while registered Republicans constituted 36 percent, and unaffiliated voters constituted 17 percent so far. In North Carolina, those three groups represent 45 percent, 32 percent, and 24 percent of the electorate, respectively.
To help citizens cast an informed vote in this important election, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has produced a 2010 General Election Voter Guide and a Voter Guide website. The 24-page voter guide is an impartial and nonpartisan look at where candidates running for state and federal office in North Carolina stand on issues like abortion, the definition of marriage, adoption, gambling, educational choice, tax policy, embryonic stem cell research, and much more.
The 2010 Voter Guide can be downloaded from the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s Voter Resource page. Voters can also download a PDF of each candidate’s responses, which includes additional comments on many questions or more general letters. Just click on the red PDF link below the candidate’s name within each race.
In addition, the State Board of Elections’ website provides an opportunity for voters to download a sample copy of their ballot. This is especially useful for voters to be prepared for all of the additional county and local races in which they will vote that are not included in the NCFPC’s voter guide.
NCFPC 2010 Voter Guide Now Available - September 28, 2010
NCFPC Voter Guide - (mp3) (wma) - FPM - September 25, 2010
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