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State Board of Elections Reminds Voters of Absentee Ballot Deadline PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's Election Day in North Carolina. Voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast a ballot, but the state Board of Elections is reminding North Carolinians about special deadlines for absentee ballots.

Mail-in absentee ballots must sbe postmarked on or before Election Day and will be accepted through March 18. Military and overseas voters have until March 21.

"Some post offices no longer postmark mail, so it is very important that voters make sure that their ballots are postmarked," according to a Board of Elections news release.

 
Donald Trump and Heidi Cruz Campaign Monday In North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2016 06:14

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Donald Trump will campaign in Hickory Monday morning, while the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, Heidi Cruz, will be in Fayetteville Monday afternoon.

Trump will appear on Lenoir-Rhyne University where officials are reportedly working to ensure security. Recent Trump events have included protests and scuffles.

Mrs. Cruz will appear at Fayetteville Tech at 3 p.m. according to the Fayetteville Observer.

Polls show Trump leading in North Carolina's primary.

 
Bernie Sanders and Chelsea Clinton Make North Carolina Stops Ahead of Tuesday's Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2016 06:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Polls show Hillary Clinton with a sizeable lead in North Carolina, but on Friday, Bernie Sanders packed a Raleigh auditorium and made his last pitch before more than 2,000 supporters.

Sanders went after Clinton for her connections to Wall Street.

“If we can generate a very very large turnout,” Sanders said, to make a statement “that our government belongs to all of us, and not just a handful of contributors, if that happens we’re going to win here in North Carolina, and the other states as well.”

Sen. Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, campaigned for her mother at Shaw University over the weekend, hoping to turn out the Barack Obama coalition of African-Americans and other minorities.

A poll from the Civitas Institute showed Clinton leading Sanders 57 to 28 percent.

 
State Budget Director: No Tax Increase Required For $2 Billion Bond Package On Ballot PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 March 2016 06:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As North Carolinians prepare to vote Tuesday, the state budget director is assuring citizens that, if passed, the $2 billion bond referendum would not come with a tax hike.

In an op-ed published in the Wilmington StarNews, Andrew Heath writes: "Debt capacity is just one reason a tax increase won’t be needed. Another is the fast rate the state is paying off its current debt. North Carolina’s debt retirement is so aggressive, that if voters approve the Connect NC bond, the state will still have less debt five years from now than it does today."

The bond package is for facilities and infrastructure across North Carolina. Roads are not included. Funding for roads was included in the state operating budget.

Critics of the bond question the argument that no tax increase will flow from an approved package. Their arguments can be found at againstthebond.com.

 

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