Displaying items by tag: NC State Board of Elections

ROCKINGHAM — As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into the summer, with no apparent end in sight, elections officials across the nation are trying to figure out the best way to handle voting this year to make sure voters and poll workers stay safe.

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RALEIGH — Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections, on Friday issued an emergency order to protect voters from disease and reduce the likelihood of long lines and crowds at voting sites during the 2020 general election.

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has learned that a voter advocacy group mailed about 80,000 absentee ballot request forms to North Carolina residents with voters’ information already filled out on the forms.

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RALEIGH — Republicans on Tuesday, June 2, amended a bill to tighten oversight of absentee ballots and address possible voter fraud in the Senate Redistricting and Elections Committee. 

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Rules Review Commission unanimously voted to reject a State Board of Elections’ request for emergency powers on Thursday, May 21. Commissioners said the requested temporary rule changes were ambiguous, unnecessary, and outside of the board’s statutory authority.

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RALEIGH — A small group of N.C. voters are suing the state and the N.C. State Board of Elections over absentee voting regulations, but demands in the lawsuit may lead to election fraud, or the appearance thereof, legal and political analysts say.

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RALEIGH — The public comment period for the amended rule cited as 08 NCAC 01 .0106 — which explains the Executive Director’s emergency powers — begins today, March 19, 2020, and ends Monday, April 20, 2020.

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RALEIGH — In preparation for Tuesday’s primary election, the North Carolina State Board of Elections is providing 10 tips for Election Day voting.

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Raleigh — The State Board of Elections is reminding voters that North Carolina law prohibits taking photographs of or videotaping voted ballots

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ROCKINGHAM — A presidential candidate's campaign recently sent out letters with misleading information to potentially more than 4.7 million North Carolina voters.

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