As the midterm elections approach, organizations in North Carolina are working to get more people to the polls – especially on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day.
The midterm elections will take place Nov. 8. The deadline for voter registration in North Carolina is Oct. 14. Unregistered voters can also same-day register and cast their ballots during the early voting period which runs from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5.
On National Voter Registration Day, UNC Student Life & Leadership partnered with the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group, which aims to combat some of the issues impacting college students.
The two organizations set up tables in the Pit throughout the day to provide voter registration information to students.
Martha Plaehn, first-year and one of NCPIRG's secretaries and phone-banking coordinators, said voting is important.
"A lot of people sacrificed a lot to have this right, and we should take advantage of it,” she said.
Voter registration organizations
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina (LWVNC) is a branch of the national nonpartisan organization that promotes voter advocacy and registration.
Jennifer Rubin is a vice president of LWVNC and the president of the local chapter in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties.