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Got questions about today’s primary?

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 8, 2012 @ 8:21 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

With the large number of changes in district lines, chances are there will be some confusuion at the polls today. And the good folks at Democracy NC [1] have a primer to help minimize any problems:

‘You can help prevent confusion and mistakes at the polls that could cost people their vote. There are four ways to protect yourself and others:

1. Be prepared.  Preview your ballot before you vote by clicking here [2]. Use the same link to find your polling place and a guide to the candidates. Also, by seeing which candidates should appear on your ballot, you’ll know there’s a problem if you get a different ballot at the polls. [3]

2. Report problems. If you get the wrong ballot, have a question or experience any problem when you vote, call this hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). Please pass the Election Protection Hotline on to others via Facebook, etc.

3. Oppose trickery. I recommend you Vote AGAINST the so-called “marriage amendment.” It’s not really about marriage because it redefines “domestic unions” in a way that affects all unwed couples, straight or gay, their children, visitation and custody rights, insurance, domestic violence protection, and more. The language is too tricky [4] to put in the Constitution.

4. Give the sign.  Print out the Election Protection sign at this link [5] and give it to a volunteer handing out materials outside the polling place; encourage them to attach it to their table or keep the number in case their supporters have problems. The 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline is staffed all day on May 8 by a public service program at UNC-CH Law School.’

And just a reminder that polls will be open until 7:30 p.m. this evening.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Democracy NC: http://www.democracy-nc.org

[2] Preview your ballot before you vote by clicking here: http://ncelectionconnection.com/voting-in-nc/your-ballot/

[3] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Copy-of-outcome3.jpg

[4] too tricky: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/06/2048729/amendment-wording-redistricting.html

[5] at this link: http://democracy-nc.org/downloads/ElectionProtectionSign.pdf

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