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State Board Of Elections: 1,425 Registered Voters Are Likely Not Citizens PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 October 2014 04:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Elections today completed an audit of more than 10,000 registered voters with questionable citizenship status, finding that 1,425 currently registered are likely non-citizens.

The agency analyzed data provided by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a statement.

“We are working to ensure that no ballot cast by a non-citizen will count in this or any future election,” said Board Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach, in the statement. “Our ongoing partnership with DMV strengthens the integrity of our elections process and security of the voter rolls.”

Early voting began October 23. State Board administrators have prepared guidance instructing elections officials to challenge ballots cast by those identified as non-citizens.  The challenge process will provide notice and an opportunity for the voter to present proof of citizenship.

It is a crime for any non-citizen to register or to vote in North Carolina. 

Hillary Clinton To Campaign For Kay Hagan This Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 October 2014 16:02


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Charlotte hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, but on Saturday, the Queen City will host a woman many believe could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. 
Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and former Secretary of State, will rally with embattled Sen. Kay Hagan as early voting kicks into gear in North Carolina.
A new Civitas Institute poll finds Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis leading Hagan by 1 percentage point. Most other polls find the race a dead heat or with Hagan ahead by 1 point.
Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, will campaign for Tillis next week.
Libertarian Sean Haugh is also in the race. His impact on both candidates remains unknown. He is pulling as much as 5 percent in some polls.
Early Voting Underway At 367 Sites Across All 100 Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:44


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After more than a year of candidate ads, debates, and events, early voting has begun in North Carolina's 2014 midterm elections.
One-stop early voting sites are operating at 367 sites, the most ever offered during a midterm election, according to the state Board of Elections. 
Early voting runs from October 23 through November 1.
Voters choosing to vote on Election Day must do so in their proper precinct. 
“We encourage voters to take advantage of the early voting options within their county,” said Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach in a statement. 
The State Board of Elections has provided an online schedule of early voting locations. The Agency has also published a mobile application available for Android devices and has coordinated with the Voting Information Project to offer an API to third-party application developers looking to incorporate North Carolina voting data. 
Opportunities to vote during evening hours increased by nearly 70% over 2010, the most recent non-presidential general election, during which one in three voters cast their ballots at early voting locations.
Photo identification will not be required to participate in this election. That reform takes effect in 2016.
 Voters who present at one-stop locations will be shown an illustration of acceptable forms of identification. Those who indicate that they do not possess an appropriate form of identification will be provided written information on how to obtain a no-cost identification card from the Division of Motor Vehicles and asked to sign an acknowledgement.  
More than 20,000 North Carolinians had already cast absentee ballots as of Wednesday morning.  
Heavy-Hitters Hit The Trail For Hagan and Tillis PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:28


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - She may want to become president, but before that, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be trying to help get Sen. Kay Hagan re-elected to North Carolina's hotly contested U.S. Senate seat.
Clinton is scheduled to campaign for the Democratic incumbent on Saturday.
Hagan's chief rival is pulling in a Republican party heavy-hitter to help his bid as well. On Wednesday, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be in North Carolina stumping for the House Speaker.
The visits come as North Carolina begins early voting on Thursday.
Recent polls have shown the Senate race tightening, with Tillis pulling within a point of Hagan, who has led the race for months. Hagan has even referred to the tighter race in her fundraising emails.
A third candidate, Libertarian Sean Haugh, continues to pull 3 to 5 points in polls.

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