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State Board Of Elections Statement On U.S. Supreme Court's Election Ruling PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:42

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay an appeals court ruling that reinstated two voting procedures that had been eliminated by the General Assembly, the State Board of Elections issued the following statement.
 
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court today stayed a federal appeals court order that would have enjoined parts of North Carolina’s new voting law regarding same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting. 
 
The hard deadline to register is Friday.  Election Day voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling location. 
 
Attorneys for the state requested a stay on Friday after a split-panel in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered changes to election procedures just weeks before the beginning of early voting.  
 
"Please encourage those in your community to register by Friday and to vote in the proper precinct on Election Day," said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections. “We hope voters will make use of the record-setting number of early voting sites, beginning October 23.”
 
Voter registration forms are available online. Voters who have move to a new county must submit a new registration. Those who are uncertain of their registration status may view their voter profile online.  
 
The State Board of Elections mailed more than 4 million voter guides to residences across the state before last week’s ruling. Voters may now rely on legal summaries appearing on page 3 of the voter guide. 
 
U.S. Supreme Court: Enforce North Carolina's Voting Changes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:39

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a federal appeals court order that put on hold two provisions of North Carolina's election reform law. 
 
On Wednesday, the high court stayed the 4th Circuit Court's order related to same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. Both would have been reinstated for the November 4 election has the order stood. 
 
The vote was 7-2.
 
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor did not join the majority.  
 
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Thom Tillis For Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 05:20

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Polls show he's several points behind Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, but Republican Thom Tillis continues to snag key endorsements.
 
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton has endorsed Tillis and is distributing a video endorsement message via social media.
 
Says Bolton in the message:
 
"We need bold leadership in Washington. I've decided to support Thom Tillis because he knows we have made a promise to our children and grandchildren to keep America strong. North Carolina deserves a better Senator than Kay Hagan."
 
On Tuesday, Hagan and Tillis will meet for the second televised statewide debate. It will be moderated by ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration official and Clinton campaign consultant. 
 
Toe To Toe: Hagan And Tillis Meet Tuesday In Televised Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 October 2014 07:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With polls continuing to show Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan with a slight lead over Republican Thom Tillis, political watchers have their eyes set on this week's debate to see if Tillis can move the needle with just 30 days to go.

 
On Tuesday, Tillis and Hagan will face each other on the state in the second statewide televised debate of their race to snag the Senate seat now held by Hagan.
 
The debate will be moderated by ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration political advisor. It is sponsored by the North Carolina  Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.
 
An NBC/Marist poll released Sunday showed Hagan with 44 percent and Tillis with 40 percent. Libertarian Sean Haugh pulled 9 percent.
 
A recent Civitas Institute poll showed a tighter race. Hagan drew 41 percent of the vote and Tillis 40 percent. Libertarian  Sean Haugh registered at 4 percent.
 
The North Carolina Senate race is considered key to both major political parties. Democrats see the seat as key to retaining control of the chamber, while Republicans see it as a race that could secure their takeover.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 07:51
 
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