Elections & Voting

 

NC Vote Tracker Reveals Voting Trends

NC Vote Tracker is back for the 2012 General Election!  Vote Tracker is the user-friendly database at the Civitas Institute’s Carolina Transparency website (www.carolinatransparency.com/votetracker/) that helps us all wade through early voting numbers.  The data comes straight from the State Board of Elections (SBOE) website, where it is refreshed each…

 

The Pivotal Supreme Court Race

The race for a seat on the State Supreme Court is under most radars but it could decide the state wide voting districts for the next ten years. Matt Willoughby has a video report.

 

Voter ID Falls Short in 2012 Session

There was little hope when the 2012 short session opened that the State House would gain the Democratic votes needed to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the voter photo ID bill – HB 351 – that originally passed both chambers in 2011. HB 351 requires voters to present valid…

 

Costly Antique: The Real History of the Second Primary

The second primary is a disturbing ghost from North Carolina’s past. It is also as expensive and unnecessary now as it was tyrannical when it was first instituted a century ago – in an era when a racist Democratic agenda dominated state government. This year 15 offices in North Carolina…

 

Another Look at Voter Photo ID Myths and F.A.Q.’s

Voter photo ID (House Bill 351) has been dead in the water since Gov. Perdue cut it down with her veto pen last June. Speculation looms that if Republican Candidate Pat McCrory wins the governorship this November, HB 351 would have a sure shot at being passed without fear of…

 

Voter Photo ID ‘Compromise’ Is a Sham

Republican leaders are determined to pass a voter ID bill this session and they say their resolve is fueled by promises they made to voters during the 2010 election. Unfortunately, these leaders believe that a bad bill is better than no bill and will offer a compromise to HB 351…

 

Prosecutors Ignore Illegal Voter Registration in NC

(ORRUM,NC) – A Robeson County man is outraged because a group home registered his mentally challenged sister to vote without his knowledge. The State Board of Elections Counsel, Don Wright, says that is a felony by state law but he says prosecutors don’t pursue such cases. Tim Farabaugh is a…

 

Not all the dust has settled from last week’s election.

Not all the dust has settled from last week’s election. Among the topics still reverberating around North Carolina:  Marriage Amendment. North Carolina was the 30th state to approve language prohibiting gay marriage and the last in the South to do so. Ninety-three of the state’s 100 counties had majorities voting…

 

Civitas Candidate Survey Update: The Non-Responders

Over 150 candidates have responded to our Civitas survey so far! Surveys were mailed to all Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Council of State, and NCGA candidates. Please check out those who have responded here. They have taken the time to let voters know their thoughts and views on important policy issues…

 

Georgia Sec. of State Discusses His State’s Experience With Photo ID

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, was the speaker at the Civitas Conservative Leadership Conference: Battleground 2012 breakfast on Saturday, March 3, 2012.  Kemp has served as Georgia Secretary of State since January, 2010 and is Georgia’s Chief Elections Administrator.  Since taking office, Secretary Kemp has established his state as…

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