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Old 04-12-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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April 13 is the final day you can register to vote in the May 8 primary.*

Don't miss your chance to vote AGAINST Amendment One and protect all NC families!

  • Visit your county Board of Elections during regular business hours to register.
  • Obtain a voter registration form at any public library and return it to your local Board of Elections (must be postmarked April 13, 2012).
  • If you are a student, be aware that high schools are required under state law to have registration forms for you to use.
  • Obtain a registration form at your local Department of Social Services, DMV, or public health office and return it to your local Board of Elections.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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It's a great idea to go ahead and register, but if you miss this deadline you can also register at one-stop voting sites during the early voting period.

From the NCBOE:
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.

I did this when I moved from Buncombe to Wake a few years ago and needed to change my county-of-residence and it was easy as pie. Just had to show my new drivers liscense and I was off to vote!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I know someone who needs to Absentee vote due to he works out of town.
Does anyone know the exact date the Absentee vote can be submitted for the primary?
Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I know someone who needs to Absentee vote due to he works out of town.
Does anyone know the exact date the Absentee vote can be submitted for the primary?
Thanks.
Absentee voters must return their voted ballot to the board of elections in enough time for the ballot to be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

If mailed, the ballot is timely as long as the container-return envelope is postmarked by election day and received no later than three days after the election, by 5:00 p.m. If balloting materials are returned in person, only the voter or a near relative may deliver the ballot.

NC Board of Elections - http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=133

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Old 04-13-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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And if you want to vote for Ron Paul but aren't a Republican, you need to register R for this election - we don't have open primaries in NC.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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And if you want to vote for Ron Paul but aren't a Republican, you need to register R for this election - we don't have open primaries in NC.
Unaffiliated voters may vote in any recognized party’s primary, but they may only participate in one. Just ask for the specific party ballot you want when you sign in at your polling place. There are three recognized political parties in North Carolina: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian.

North Carolina State Board of Elections

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And if you want to vote for Ron Paul but aren't a Republican, you need to register R for this election - we don't have open primaries in NC.
Incorrect--we have "semi-open" and Unaffiliated voters can request EITHER a Republican OR a Democratic ballot in the primaries. For this reason, I don't know why everyone isn't "Unaffiliated" as it greatly enhances one's choices in the Primary.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Incorrect--we have "semi-open" and Unaffiliated voters can request EITHER a Republican OR a Democratic ballot in the primaries. For this reason, I don't know why everyone isn't "Unaffiliated" as it greatly enhances one's choices in the Primary.
It certainly makes it more convenient for those of us who like voting joke candidates in primaries.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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I should have checked more than one site - the list I saw didn't have NC listed for semi-open. Thanks. So it's only the D's that can't vote in R primaries.
(I just checked a second source, which also says its closed. But the newsobserver site has an article saying it's semi-open, and you can't argue with the State Board of Elections site.)
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Unaffiliated voters may vote in any recognized party’s primary, but they may only participate in one. Just ask for the specific party ballot you want when you sign in at your polling place. There are three recognized political parties in North Carolina: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian.

North Carolina State Board of Elections
Unfortunately the national libertarian party's holding their presidential nominating convention a few days before the NC primary. I don't think there's enough candidates in state-level races for them to have a downticket primary.



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I should have checked more than one site - the list I saw didn't have NC listed for semi-open. Thanks. So it's only the D's that can't vote in R primaries.
Registered republicans can't vote in democratic or libertarian primaries either. Voters affiliated with a particular party are only allowed to vote in that party's primary. Only unaffiliated voters get a choice of ballot.
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