Elections & Voting

 

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…

 

Public Financing for Candidates Drying Up

State public campaign funding for key races is drying up, a situation with significant implications for a number of candidates in this coming election season. The funding for three Council of State races (auditor, insurance commissioner and superintendent of public instruction) has virtually run out, while “rescue funds” will no…

 

Debunking Voter Photo ID Myths

Who are the opponents of a voter ID requirement?  If we rely only on mainstream media, we would believe that all minority groups, especially African Americans and registered Democrats, oppose any legislation requiring a voter to present photo ID in order to cast a vote. Consequently it may come as…

 

The Democrats’ Charlotte Convention: Opportunity Costs?

With eleven months to go before the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Convention) in Charlotte, many questions remain to be answered. The Convention has been sold to the public as a win-win for North Carolina where national attention and money will be showered on the state with little…

 

SBOE Flip Flops on Absentee Ballot Request

First Approves DemocracyNC, Then Denies Request from GOP For a time, Bob Hall (Director, DemocracyNC) was the only person outside of the State Board of Elections (SBOE) who knew he was approved for an absentee ballot request form that violated state law. An absentee ballot request form is necessary for…

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