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State Launches Approval Process for Student and Government Employee IDs for Voting

State Launches Approval Process for Student and Government Employee IDs for Voting

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Credit - 24K-Production / Adobe Stock RALEIGH, N.C. (NCSBOE) — The State Board of Elections is encouraging eligible educational institutions and government agencies to apply to have their student and employee photo IDs approved for voting purposes in upcoming elections.  Beginning with the 2023 municipal elections, registered voters in North Carolina will be asked to present photo identification to vote. Student identification cards issued by North Carolina public or private universities and colleges, as well as employee identification cards issued by state and local government entities and charter schools, are valid forms of photo ID for voting when approved by the State Board. Many other types of photo ID, including driver’s licenses, also will be accepted for voting. Howev...
Election Day – Voters in Randolph County Head to Polls

Election Day – Voters in Randolph County Head to Polls

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Voters across Randolph County are headed to the polls today to cast their ballot in the 2022 mid-term election. Here is what you need to know to vote. Voting Hours Polling locations today will be open until 7:30pm. Where is my polling location? Not all the polling places are the same this year,” said Melissa Johnson, Director of the Randolph County Board of Elections earlier this week. Voters use the North Carolina Board of Elections Voter Lookup Tool online. The tool allows voters to view their polling place and to see a copy of a sample ballot. Curbside voting Curbside voting is offered at all Randolph County polling places. If a voter cannot enter the polling place without assistance due to age or physical disability, he or she may vote either in ...
Early Voting Coming to an End, Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Early Voting Coming to an End, Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Government, News
ASHEBORO N.C. - There is just a little over a day left to vote ahead of the 2022 mid-terms elections scheduled to take place on November 8th, 2022. Early voting in Randolph County runs today through 7:30pm and Saturday Nov 5th from 8am to 3pm. (View Early Voting Schedule Here) There is no early voting on Sunday Nov 6th or Monday Nov 7th as North Carolina Statute requires a break on those days, between the end of early voting and the start of the election. If you were hoping to vote by mail instead, the deadline to request a ballot ended on November 1st. So far since early voting started on October 20th, 2022, over 22,000 residents of Randolph County have voted early. Thats on par with the last mid-terms in 2018 where 26,000 residents voted early. The biggest question we're...
Government & Groups Work to Promote Election Security for the 2022 Mid-Terms

Government & Groups Work to Promote Election Security for the 2022 Mid-Terms

Government
Stock Photo - 2020 Election Setup (Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With the challenges, lawsuits, controversy, and conspiracy theories from the 2020 election still lingering, officials and politicians on every level of government, federal law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and bipartisan groups are all working to ensure the upcoming midterms are a smooth and secure election. At a federal level, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a joint public service announcement seeking to calm fears of hacking and miss-information ahead of the upcoming 2022 midterms.  The joint statement seeks to make it clear that malicious hackers targeting the election are unlikely to result in either large-scale disr...
Randolph County Early Voting Schedule

Randolph County Early Voting Schedule

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Board of Elections has provided a schedule with early voting locations and hours. You may vote early at any of the above early voting locations, on election day you may only vote at your assigned voting site. To find your polling location or see a copy of the ballot when available you can use the NC Voter Search tool on the state's Election website.
Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

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[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently ordered a lower court's ruling to go into effect which allows felons who are not in jail or prison to register and vote. The court's ruling went into effect on July 27th, 2022, allowing an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison to register and vote. Previously, North Carolina law barred a person serving a felony sentence from being able to register or vote until they completed their felony sentence which included probation, post-release supervision, or parole. According to voter records 117 residents of Randolph County show as being removed from the voter rolls due to felony convictions, however it is unknown how many felons have never registered to vote due to the ...
Primary Election Day – What you need to know.

Primary Election Day – What you need to know.

Government
[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - Citizens across the state are heading to the polls to vote for their picks for their party's' nominee. In Randolph County over 10,000 citizens cast their vote early. Lines at polling places so far today have remained short, with most voters telling us they were in and out in less than 10 minutes. If you haven't voted yet, here's what you need to know: Voting Hours Polls will remain open until 7:30pm Finding Your Polling Place If you are not sure where your polling place is, you can look it up online before you leave: Lookup Your Polling Location View A Sample Ballot You can view sample ballots for both the Republican and Democrat Primaries at these links Republican Party Sample Ballot Democratic Party Sam...
Today Is Municipal Election Day – Here Is What You Need To Know

Today Is Municipal Election Day – Here Is What You Need To Know

Government
ASHEBORO NC – If you missed your chance to vote early then Today is Municipal Election Day across Randolph County. Here is what you need to know. When are the polls open?Polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, officials say if you are in line by 7:30 PM you will be able to vote. Where do I vote?A list of polling places in Randolph County can be found here. Randolph County Polling Places If you are unsure what polling place you should go to or would like to see a sample ballot you can use the NC Voter Tool. NC Voter Tool Can I go to any polling place in the county?It is important that you go to your assigned polling place. That is the only place your name is on the poll book and ensures that your ballot has the contests that match where you live. Whats On The B...