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Monday November 28th


UNC sophomore running back Elijah Green (21) prepares to make a touchdown at the homecoming football game against Pitt on Oct. 19, 2022 at Kenan Stadium. UNC beat Pitt 42-24.

UNC football working through adjustments, looking ahead to road test at Virginia

Entering the new month, the Tar Heels face challenges beyond just the added pressure of being a top-20 team. In the team's 42-24 win over Pitt last Saturday, three starting players — graduate jack Noah Taylor, junior defensive end Desmond Evans and sophomore running back Caleb Hood — suffered season-ending injuries that will force the team to close out the year with a new lineup.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Poll observers make sure polling places adhere to regulations, while poll workers are paid staff of polling places.

What's the difference between poll workers and poll observers?

Poll workers, otherwise known as precinct election officials, are comprised of judges and assistants and are appointed by the local board of elections. They serve to check voters in and to assist them in the voting process as needed.  Poll observers, however, are not affiliated with local county boards and are instead registered by their respective parties. They are volunteers who perform different duties depending on if they are inside or outside the polling location.

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DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student completes his official absentee ballot on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Many students are unsure who to vote for within the Democratic Party. 

Column: The Democratic party is disappointing.

"This is the problem. Democrats' don't do. They’ve taken up this somewhat “preventative” rhetoric. They emphasize all of the things they will prevent Republicans from doing (further restricting abortion access is an especially prominent example in this current election cycle). Telling voters all of the things you won’t let happen isn’t good campaigning. It's impassive and a scare tactic."

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Signs outside Chapel of the Cross, an early voting location, point residents towards the front door on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

'Not accessible to everyone': People with disabilities face voting obstacles

Though polling locations across the country are required by statute to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, some voters may still have trouble casting their ballots according to Disability Rights North Carolina.   The American Civil Liberties Union found that one in every five people who are eligible to vote has a disability.  “Having the right to vote is the basics of this democratic system and we need to have a democratic system where every single citizen in this country can vote with no impediments to that practice,” Ricky Scott, a voting rights activist who is blind, said.

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Opinion Editor: Caitlyn Yaede

Column: How we made our midterm endorsements

"This year’s midterm elections are perhaps the most crucial that we, as young people, have ever faced. Reproductive freedoms are on the line following the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, as are pathways to securing social, economic and criminal justice reforms. The Editorial Board knows that the stakes are high."

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