Oct. 4, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Susan Myrick (919) 834-2099
RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has launched a new webpage dedicated to uncovering North Carolina voting problems and ultimately reforming the elections process.
The webpage is Does My Vote Count? (www.nccivitas.org/doesmyvotecount/.) It already includes a survey of all NC counties that reported problems encountered in the May election and since, and the page will continue to highlight voting incidents through the November balloting.
The Civitas webpage has also graded each NC county, from A to F, for its transparency in responding to Civitas’ records request. In addition, voters can also go to Does My Vote Count? to submit accounts of problems they have personally experienced, or situations they have observed during the balloting process.
Other elections issues also are being investigated, including Same Day Registration and One-Stop Early Voting.
“The Boards of Elections are not required to tell the public about voting problems – and they don’t,” said Civitas Elections Analyst Susan Myrick. “We intend to reveal the real state of elections in North Carolina, as a first step toward reforming the process and ensuring the state has honest, open elections.”
More information on the Civitas Institute is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099.