Monday, October 11, 2010

Voting Resources for North Carolina Elections 2010

I will be joining the team of volunteers at the Democratic Coordinated Campaign Headquarters of Durham starting on Wednesday of this week to make phone calls to potential voters in Durham County. Since I am doing my part, I thought I would share the information that you might need to do what you can to ensure that this election brings the results you want and not the results that the pundits and media seem to want us to have. This information will be useful to you no matter where you live in North Carolina.

First, there are a couple of useful websites where you can find most of the information that you will need to volunteer or to get out and vote. The most important resource is probably that of the North Carolina State Board of Elections. If you explore this site, you will find , among other information, how to register to vote or how to check your voter registration status. This site also provides useful information about voter qualifications and deadlines. I encourage you to have a look around to learn what you need to know to be a good citizen of North Carolina.

I strongly encourage you to find the precinct where you can vote by using this site's precinct finder. That will also allow you to find a sample ballot for your particular races. When the precinct finder has identified your address, click on the "Continue" button and you will navigate to a page where your precinct number is identified. Immediately above that information, you can click on a button to see a sample ballot for your voting location. The ballots seem more complicated to me than they have been in previous years, so it may be worth your while to have a look before you show up at your polling place.

The second website that I recommend is that of the Democratic Party of North Carolina. Here, you can find a list of the candidates who are running as Democrats for offices in North Carolina. There is much useful information at this site, but the pages that helped me most were those that list the Democratic candidates for US Congress, the North Carolina State Senate, the North Carolina State House of Representatives and last, but not least by any stretch of the imagination, the various Judicial races in North Carolina.

Please take a bit of time to familiarize yourself with the races and with the candidates that hope for your vote in the coming weeks.

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