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N.C. Board Of Elections Statement On Court Of Appeals Voting Law Ruling PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 October 2014 09:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Board of Elections released the following statement in the wake of Wednesday's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on two components of North Carolina's recently passed election reform law.

The statement, issued Wednesday, is as follows:
"The Fourth Circuit today reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting ahead of the General Election in November.  A divided panel ordered the lower court to enjoin enforcement of new election procedures that eliminated same-day registration and required that a voter cast her ballot in her properly assigned precinct.  Judge Diana Gribbon Motz dissented. 
“We are concerned that changes so close to the election may contribute to voter confusion,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections. “More than 4 million voter guides have gone to the public with information contrary to today’s decision.”   
An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected as soon as tomorrow.  Voters are encouraged to stay informed of further developments. 
A copy of the Fourth Circuit opinion is available online. Election Day is November 4."
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 09:27
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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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

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