Here's a good list of hurricane volunteer & assistance resources from our friends at Stronger NC. Stamp NC Blue PAC has kicked off a special, one-time, round of postcards to registered NC voters encouraging them to vote for Anita Earls for NC Supreme Court in November. Find out more, donate, and volunteer for this new effort and share the link! Stamp NC Blue supports the progressive values of NC's Democratic candidates.
We crossed the state exploring "our" five NC House districts. What about YOUR districts? We can't cover all of them here, so instead we'll give you step-by-step suggestions for doing it yourself! Want an overview of the whole NC election? Here's one!
First, you have to know what districts you're in, and they're different for different national, state, and local races - so you're in a bunch. Our first stop is the NC State Board of Elections, which will serve three purposes:
discover the resources that are available on that website
be sure you're registered to vote
find out what districts you're in for various races
Let's start with NC SBOE. Take a moment to look at the menu options and nose around, there's a lot of info here.
Next, click voter/absentee lookup, which will take you to a form requesting your name and county. Hit submit and take a deep breath while it looks for you. If you're registered, you'll soon see a page that says "active" and has your county and name.
Click on your name and voila, a goldmine! You'll see your personal information, polling place, a sample ballot, voting history, and absentee requests. The pot of gold we're looking for is under Jurisdictions.
Yours will be different, of course, but you can make a note of all this info to make it easier to find YOUR candidates - which we'll do tomorrow!
If you're NOT registered and think you should be, find and contact your county board of elections here. If you need an absentee ballot, request it now from your county board, same link. Absentee ballots MUST be postmarked by Nov 6 and received by your board by Nov 9.
If you haven't registered yet in NC or have moved recently (even within the same area), start here. Check your voter registration status NOW!
Interested in the registered voter demographics of your NC House, NC Senate, and US Congress districts? Check the NC maps at Politics NC, subscription, limited free views.