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Voter I.D. Case To Be Heard Next Month In Federal Court PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 May 2016 05:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's election law reform package will be before a federal judge in June. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an appeal June 21.

In April, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder gave a thumbs up to the election passed in 2013. It included a photo I.D. requirement and other changes.

The NAACP is among the groups tht filed the appeal.

Critics say the law keeps minority voters from the polls.

Supporters say the law is a package of common sense reforms that puts the state in the mainstream of election law in the U.S.

 
Board of Elections Posts Online Voter Guide For June 7 Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Voters seeking information about the June 7 primary election ballot now have an online guide to check. The State Board of Elections has posted the guide at ncsbe.gov.

The guide includes a section devoted to the race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Four candidates are running in the primary. Voters will select two who will advance to the general election in November.

The seat up for grabs is now held by Justice Robert Edmunds. He is seeking re-election.

The other three candidates are:

Michael Morgan
Daniel Robertson
Sabra Faires

 
Early Voting To Begin May 26 For June 7 Congressional Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 May 2016 04:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Voters who want to cast their congressional primary ballot early can do so beginning Thursday, May 26. The early voting window ends Saturday, June 4 at noon.

The voter registration deadline has now passed.

Barring intervention from a court over North Carolina's contested districts, the primary will be held Tuesday, June 7.

All 13 congressional seats will be on the ballot, with the majority featuring contested primaries on at least one side of the ticket. A Supreme Court seat is also on the ballot. Four candidates will be narrowed to two candidates who will compete for the seat in the fall.

Sample ballots are available at ncsbe.gov.

 
NC Republican Party Convention Delegate List PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 May 2016 05:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Republicans selected their presidential nominating convention delegates at their annual meeting over the weekend.

North Carolina will have the sixth largest convention delegation at the Cleveland convention in June, according to the state party.

Dr. Ada Fisher returns in the role as National Commiteewomoan to the Republican National Committee. State Rep. Mark Brody will take the seat as National Committeeman.

The presidential slate of delegates selected:

Donald Trump -- 29

Ted Cruz -- 27

John Kasich -- 9

Marco Rubio -- 4

Ben Carson -- 1

A full list of delegates and alternates can be found at ncgop.com.

 
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