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Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:58

10 tips for in-person early voters in North Carolina

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, Oct. 15, and ends Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Monday, 12 October 2020 10:55

OPINION: Ticket-splitting still shapes elections

North Carolina, like most of the country, has become increasingly polarized in our political thinking and behavior. But what does that really mean?

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Wednesday, 07 October 2020 12:26

Regular voter registration deadline is Friday

RALEIGH — Eligible individuals who want to cast their ballot on Election Day 2020 have until Friday, Oct. 9 to register to vote.

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With the 2020 presidential election less than a month away, my TV screen and snail and email boxes are awash in, and my phone is ringing off the hook with, reminders of how very, very important it is that I vote. Pleas from the candidates and their proxies, of course, but also the generic "no matter who you vote for, vote."

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Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:56

Split court ruling permits some N.C. felons to vote

RALEIGH — Some N.C. felons who have finished their active prison time will be able to cast ballots in the 2020 election, based on a 2-1 ruling from a state Superior Court panel.

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Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:10

OPINION: Rigged elections and the preservation of ideas

The 2020 Presidential election is coming up and all estimates indicate that we may have the highest voter turnout in decades, if not a century. Because of the coronavirus, the number of mail-in ballots will almost certainly be record breaking. This election is already one of the most contentious. 

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Friday, 21 August 2020 14:30

COLUMN: Vote by mail? No thanks.

As a general rule, whatever comes cheap and easy isn’t highly valued. Yet some people these days want to take something once cherished — sacrificed for with oceans of blood and treasure — and reduce it to nothing more than a short walk to the mailbox.

I am referring to the act of voting.

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WASHINGTON — Throughout the next month, the National Archives and Records Administration will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s certification with a series of online events that mark this milestone in women’s suffrage on Aug. 26. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Elections is reminding voters that they may only vote once in an election, even if a candidate they voted for subsequently dropped out of the race.

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ROCKINGHAM — As Richmond County poll workers were setting up voting locations ahead of the Super Tuesday primary election, the field of candidates for one major political party narrowed even more.

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