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RALEIGH — Less than two days remain for voters to request a ballot by mail in the 2020 general election. The absentee ballot request deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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RALEIGH — With 33 days until the Nov. 3 election, county boards of elections have approved the absentee ballots of about 300,000 voters. This means 4% of registered voters in North Carolina have already cast their ballots in the 2020 general election. They will be counted in unofficial results reported on election night.

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RALEIGH — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students at colleges and universities who choose to vote by mail should request that their ballot be sent to an address where they know they will receive it.

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Friday, 21 August 2020 14:30

COLUMN: Vote by mail? No thanks.

As a general rule, whatever comes cheap and easy isn’t highly valued. Yet some people these days want to take something once cherished — sacrificed for with oceans of blood and treasure — and reduce it to nothing more than a short walk to the mailbox.

I am referring to the act of voting.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has safeguards for voting by mail that other states lack. But the state also must anticipate explosive growth in mail voting, potential delays with the postal service, and a system designed for a much lower volume of mail-in ballots.

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RALEIGH— Through Sunday, Aug. 9, North Carolina voters had submitted 163,374 requests for absentee by-mail ballots for the 2020 general election, more than seven times as many as the 22,074 requests submitted at the same time in 2016.

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RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina elections officials are responding to many voters’ questions and concerns about mass mailings, text messages, phone calls and home visits by political and advocacy groups.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources are advised not to plant these seeds because they could be a pathway for introduction of invasive species, insects and plant diseases.

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RALEIGH — A bill forbidding all-mail elections passed unanimously Wednesday, May 27, out of the House Elections and Ethics Law Committee. It’s heading to the House Rules Committee.

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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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