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Civitas Senate Poll: Hagan 41, Tillis 40, Haugh 4 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 October 2014 09:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A new poll of registered voters in North Carolina shows a very tight race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan.

 
The Civitas Institute poll conducted by National Research Inc., shows Hagan with 41 percent of the vote and her Republican challenger, N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, just one point behind at 40 percent.
 
Libertarian Sean Haugh draws 4 percent of registered voters.
 
When voters were asked to choose only between Hagan and Tillis, Hagan continued to lead, 43 to 42 percent.
 
Complete poll results can be found at nccivitas.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 09:23
 
Outside Groups Book $18 Million In Senate Ads For Sprint Toward Election Day PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With little more than 30 days to go until Election Day, the advertising for and against Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis is set to get even more intense.

 
The Associated Press reports that groups backing Republicans have booked $6.8 million in TV time, with the Karl Rove-associated group Crossroads GPS booking $5 million of the total. 
 
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC -- both backing Democrats -- have reserved $11.8 million in TV time.
 
The money is just one piece of $80 million set aside in key Senate races across the country.
 
Republicans must pick up six seats to win control of the U.S. Senate. Kay Hagan's North Carolina seat is one of the key seats that could turn the chamber to Republicans or keep it in the hands of Democrats.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:19
 
Updates For Military Service Members From Federal Voting Assistance Program PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 29 September 2014 09:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The federal program that ensures military members are aware of their voting rights, along with key deadlines for participation, has posted its September newsletter.

 
The newsletter of the Federal Voting Assistance Program can be accessed online at https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/News/september_2014.pdf.
 
Content includes information about a new online portal, reminders about the 2014 midterm election, and how to provide timely updates on change of address.
 
North Carolina is home to thousands of active-duty service men and women who are either assigned to a North Carolina base and/or deployed around the world. 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:40
 
Board Of Elections: Midterm Election Will Have More Early Voting Sites Than Any Off-Year Election PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolinians who want to vote early in the midterm election will have more places to do it than in any off-year election, according to the North Carolina Board of Elections.

 
A total of 366 one-stop sites will be open for a total of 25,735.5 hours. That includes 68.8% more evening hours than in 2010, the most recent non-presidential general election, state officials said in a news release.
 
“We are proud of the hard work counties have done to offer voters a variety of ways to participate,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections in the release.
 
One-stop early voting begins October 23.  
 
If a voter has moved to a new county, they must submit a new registration form by October 10. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:17
 
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