Early Voting

12:47 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Early Voting Improves Accessibility To The Polls for Working Voters

One-Stop Voting Totals, Last Updated on October 28, 2014
New Hanover County Board of Elections (http://elections.nhcgov.com/public-information/one-stop-totals/)

In 2013, North Carolina shortened the early voting period to ten days.  But New Hanover County has extended the evening hours for early voting to make it more accessible to the working voter.

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Local - August 16
9:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Civil Rights Groups Sue in Response to NC Voter ID Bill's Changes to Early Voting

Many NC citizens say they have voted early in the past to avoid long lines on Election Day.

Since Governor McCrory signed the Voter ID Bill into law on Monday, three civil rights groups have filed lawsuits. They challenge new requirements for state-issued IDs, elimination of same-day registration--and an early voting period that will be shortened by seven days. Critics of the bill say the latter in particular will cut off voting opportunities for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians—particularly minorities. About 64 percent of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County citizens voted early in the 2012 election.

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5:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Email urges voters to call NHC Board of Elections for Early Voting site on UNCW Campus

An email making the rounds is urging voters to call the New Hanover County Board of Elections and ask for an Early Voting Site on the UNCW campus. 

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