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Expert provides tips and debunks myths on voting rules in NC

Posted By Rob Schofield On October 26, 2012 @ 7:53 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The Winston-Salem Journal has published an excellent column [1] by good government advocate Bob Hall of Democracy North Carolina [2] that is worth sharing far and wide in the coming days:

“Maybe you’re heard the rumor that you can’t vote if you have an outstanding traffic ticket. Or you must re-register to vote if you skip an election. Or your ballot will be rejected if you mark the straight-party option but don’t mark your choice for president first.

These claims are all false.

As an independent watchdog group, Democracy North Carolina tracks all sorts of misinformation. Voters should learn about the candidates, but it’s also valuable to know your basic voting rights so you won’t be intimidated or discouraged by the next rumor that seems a little scary.

Here’s a list of 20 tips that we’ve verified with the State Board of Elections:”

Read all 20 by clicking here [1].

 


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[1] an excellent column: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/oct/25/bob-hall-guest-columnist-bad-rumors-good-advice-vo-ar-2723329/

[2] Democracy North Carolina: http://www.democracy-nc.org/dev/

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