North Carolina’s 100 county board of elections are in the process of making one-stop early voting site selections for the November election.
This article looks at Forsyth County’s process and reports that three NC State Students drove all the way from Raleigh to voice their support for the Anderson Center at Winston-Salem State University to be used as a one-stop site. The Anderson Center was used for early voting in 2010 in Forsyth County.
While the Winston-Salem Journal describes NC PIRG as non-partisan campaign to engage young voters, it is really a liberal advocacy group. In 2004 NC PIRG was investigated for voter registration fraud.
While James Alexander of NCSU (Raleigh NC) told the Forsyth County Board (Winston-Salem NC) that many students don’t have cars and not allowing early voting sites on campus was disenfranchising the student vote, the Forsyth Board of Elections Chairman, Ken Raymond, indicated that he focused on geography. According to the WSJ, Raymond said, “The only thing that I was trying to achieve was to have the sites spread out throughout the county.”
All local boards must submit a one-stop voting plan to the State Board of Elections no later than 07/31/2014.