N.C. BOARD OF ELECTIONS


11/5/2018 9:32pm

English and religious studies major Josh Pontillo poses for a picture after casting his vote at the Chapel of the Cross church at 304 E. Franklin St. on Oct. 23, 2018. The Chapel of the Cross severs as an early voter location close to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus.

Don't let voter fatigue catch you in the ballot box today, Orange County

Ever heard of "choice fatigue?" Well, if you're a voter this season, you might be catching it. This year's ballot is packed with decisions to make, including the six constitutional amendments and 16 races in which candidates are running.  As voters parse through the issues, the danger of waning attention span means that fewer votes make a swing vote more impactful. Some also say that placing important issues at the end of the ballot rigs the vote in favor of whichever party wants a lack of scrutiny on the final items. But how much of this could actually sway the 2018 election?


12/4/2017 8:56pm

Q & A with retiring Orange County Election Director Tracy Reams

Orange County Elections Director Tracy Reams announced her retirement effective January 31, 2018. Reams has been the Orange County Elections Director since January 2008. Staff writer Mattias Miller talked to her about the role she played as Elections Director and her aspirations after her retirement.


10/2/2017 1:14am

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NC Voting Guide 2017

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of an election. Persons who are not registered in a county may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period by filling out a form and bringing a photo ID, such as an N.C. driver’s license, photo ID from a government agency or other forms of documents.