North Carolina’s Board of Elections reported a larger-than-expected Early Voting turnout this election cycle. But those high numbers didn’t appear to stem the tide of voters at Belville Elementary School in Brunswick County this Election Day.
On a clear afternoon with temperatures nearing 70 degrees, cars packed the parking lot at Belville Elementary.
Rich Leary says he arrived at 6:30 in the morning to hand out campaign literature. Even at that hour, he says, voter traffic was steady.
This Election Day, North Carolina voters will decide upon a constitutional amendment. If it is passed, North Carolina would be the last state in the country to allow defendants facing felony charges to opt out of a trial by jury.
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WILMA women’s magazine are now owned by Rob Kaiser, but it was a local businesswoman—Joy Allen—who founded both publications. Over a decade after WILMA’s launch, Allen still thinks it’s important to recognize the achievements of local women.
Responding to complaints made by the New Hanover County Democratic Party, the New Hanover County Board of Elections denies any alleged disenfranchisement of student voters. There have been no reports of voters being turned away for any reason, including inability to state their street addresses.
In New Hanover County, dormitory students who cannot state their street address will not be allowed to cast a regular ballot in the coming election. The New Hanover County Democratic Party is challenging this procedure, saying it disenfranchises student voters.