The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday December 2nd

City & County


DTH Photo Illustration. As the election approaches,  concerns have been raised about racial disparities among absentee ballot deficiency rates.

Higher rate of deficiencies reported in absentee ballots cast by Black voters in NC

As the election approaches, there have been concerns about racial disparities in absentee ballot deficiency rates.  The North Carolina State Board of Elections  reports that 3.5 percent of non-Hispanic Black voters and 2.6 percent of Hispanic voters have had their ballots deemed deficient, compared to one percent of non-Hispanic white voters. “I’m sure there are consequences of historical, systemic oppression that sort of plays into that as well in terms of just access to the ballots and familiarity with election procedures,” said Jeff Loperfido, senior counsel for voting rights at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice Voters can track the status of their mail-in ballots using BallotTrax. 

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UNC-CH students ready themselves to make a difference during this 2020 election.

2020 State and Local Voter Guide

This year is a presidential election year, but there are many other statewide and local races on the ballot. The Daily Tar Heel broke down candidates’ platforms down the ballot, from the U.S. Senate to the Board of County Commissioners, so you don’t have to. We surveyed students to hear what issues mattered most to them. Then, we asked each candidate their stances on these issues.

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Kayleigh Carpenter, assistant City and State editor.

Column: Voting this year? We are here for you

The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Kayleigh Carpenter is a sophomore advertising & public relations major with minors in French and social & economic justice. Carpenter is an assistant city & state editor for The Daily Tar Heel. 

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