Beat the Rush…….Vote Today!

Your television and radio are abuzz with campaign ads.  You even see the ads on the Internet.  And the political brochures and propaganda items are hitting your mailbox.  This can mean only one thing:  Election Day is drawing near.  

The big day is set for Tuesday, November 6th and many important decisions must be made.  Obviously the White House is at stake as are numerous U.S. House and Senate seats.  On the state level there is a plethora of people seeking various positions from Commissioner of Insurance to seats in the North Carolina House and Senate.  And of course there are many, many other positions and propositions which will be decided at the polls.

I will not take this time to lobby for any specific candidate.  Instead I lobby that you be sure to vote and encourage everyone around you to do the same. 

Not registered?  No problem.  In North Carolina you can register and vote the same day but only during early voting.  See the following from the NC State Board of Elections website: 

Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at One-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (Early Voting). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.

If you are registered but not sure when and where you can vote?  Got that covered too….click here to get your answer. 

Click here to view a sample ballot, your voter registration information, and even a history of the dates and places you have voted in the past.

Just so you know:  there is no voter identification requirement at the polls in North Carolina.  Just be able to confirm your name and residential address within the county. 

Be informed and make your vote count.  To learn more about the political candidates click here.  For personal statements from each of the candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals click here

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, 2012Early voting ends this Saturday, November 3rd

In North Carolina, on Election Day (Tuesday, November 6th) the polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.  Early voting has seen long lines and record turnout so there is every reason to believe Election Day will be bustling with activity too.  Whether you go early or on Election Day just make sure you go.  And if you don’t vote and don’t know the issues do you REALLY think you have a legitimate right to complain about what happens?  Hmmm……


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