Voter Registration Deadline Looms
Special Report - September 21, 2012
Three weeks remain for North Carolina citizens to register to vote or make changes to their voter registration to be eligible to vote in the November 6 general election. According to the State Board of Elections (SBOE), all voter registration applications or changes must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, October 12. However, the Board of Elections allows citizens “who miss the registration deadline” to “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” (which runs from October 18 to November 3). Those who register during the one-stop voting period are required to “show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.”
Additionally, “any registered North Carolina voter can request an absentee ballot by mail” by October 30. SBOE explains, “This type of absentee voting allows a voter or a near relative or legal guardian to request that an absentee ballot be sent to the voter by mail.” Absentee ballots must be hand-delivered to the appropriate County Board of Elections by Monday, November 5 or postmarked by Tuesday, November 6. More information, including instructions on how to register to vote and how to request an absentee ballot, along with a full calendar of important election deadlines, can be found at the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.
Early one-stop absentee voting for all North Carolina residents will begin on Thursday, October 18 and end on Saturday, November 3. The SBOE website includes information on early one-stop voting requirements and a forthcoming list of early voting sites across the state.
The North Carolina Family Policy Council is offering a 2012 Voter Registration Kit that provides the tools churches, civic and community organizations, and individuals need to register every eligible North Carolinian to vote in the November 6 general elections. The Voter Registration Kit includes a letter from our president, important voting dates, frequently asked questions about the State Board of Elections voter registration form, contact information for each of North Carolina’s 100 county boards of elections, and a copy of the North Carolina voter registration form.
In an effort to help educate North Carolina voters on candidate positions on a variety of issues, the North Carolina Family Policy Council is pleased to make available the 2012 General Election Voter Guide. The 24-page nonpartisan guide is approved for use by 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches and is available as both an interactive website and a printed booklet. In preparing the 2012 General Election Voter Guide, the NCFPC solicited responses from all congressional and state-level candidates for their position on issues such as a marriage protection amendment, abortion, adoption, budget and taxes, school choice, sex education, gambling, homosexual rights, religious freedom, embryonic stem cell research, end of life decisions, and more.
ORDERING VOTER GUIDES: Bulk copies of the 2012 Voter Guide are available from the North Carolina Family Policy Council free-of-charge. The guides are packaged in bundles of 100, so be sure to specify how many copies you need in multiples of 100 when placing your order. Orders may be placed using the online sign-up form at ncfamily.org or by downloading the order form and returning to the Council via fax (919-807-0900) or mail (PO Box 20607, Raleigh, NC 27619). Pre-orders of the 2012 Voter Guide will be shipped on October 1.
"Good citizenship begins with God in any form of human government," said Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. "In our republic, good citizenship begins at the ballot box. Those of voting age, should register to vote, and inform themselves on the issues and the candidates, and then votein every election."
Voter Registration Kit - 2012
Church Voter Registration Endorsed - September 19, 2012
NCFPC 2012 Voter Guide Orders - September 7, 2012
Voter Resources Available - August 14, 2012
2012 Primary Runoff Results - July 18, 2012
2012 Primary Highlights - May 10, 2012
NCFPC Releases Primary Voter Guide - April 17, 2012
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