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Thursday December 8th

Midterm Elections 2014



DTH Photo Illustration. Many assume that they must have a photo ID to vote, but this is not the case.

Here's what you need to know about voter ID in North Carolina

Voters must be registered in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 14, but voters could register in person during early voting, which ended on Nov. 5. To register using same-day registration, voters must have resided in the county they intend to vote in for at least 30 days before Election Day. Following a referendum in the N.C. NAACP v. McCrory case, photo voter identification is not required to cast a ballot in North Carolina.

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Cars pass by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, which will be the main voting location on UNC's campus on election day. Pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

Orange County and Chapel Hill Transit provide resources for getting to the polls

Local voters without access to cars or other forms of personal transportation have a number of resources available for traveling to the polls on Election Day. One resource is Chapel Hill Public Transit, which has several routes that stop within walking distance to polls. The Orange County Democratic Party also has a volunteer ride service that can transport voters to polling locations. 

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Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods. Photos courtesy of Landon Woods, and DTH/Saurya Acharya.

Here's what you need to know about the NC Senate District 23 candidates

N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) and Republican Landon Woods are running for the North Carolina Senate District 23 seat, which includes Person, Caswell and Orange counties. The seat is being vacated by N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange), who is running for U.S. Congress. Meyer said he avidly supports helping people deal with student debt, as well as reducing carbon emissions, reproductive freedom and expanding voting access.  Woods said individuals should take steps forward in the climate fight, rather than large companies. His platform also mentions prison reform.

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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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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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