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Vote by Mail starts Friday 9/5

Vote by mail starts Friday September 5 for the November 4 election. For the first time there is a form that you can print out, fill out and sign, then submit in one of 3 ways: US Mail, FAX, or scan and attach to an email. You don't have to wait til Friday to submit your request.  details:

http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/absentee.asp

2nd primary sample ballots are out

2nd primary sample ballots are posted now

ORANGE-20140715-Style001-REP.pdf GOP 6th Congressional District (Cedar Grove, Tolars, Caldwell, Efland, Cameron Park, St. Mary's, Eno only)

ORANGE-20140715-Style002-DEM.pdf Democratic Sheriff countywide

HD50 vacancy next

some basics on the House District 50 upcoming vavancy:

http://ncleg.net/Legislation/constitution/article2.html

Sec. 7.  Qualifications for Representative.

Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Transit sales tax in Durham/Orange effective April 1

The 1/2% transit sales tax in Durham and Orange Counties taxes becomes effective Monday April 1, so if you are imbibing out past midnight on Sunday, tip your glass to regional transit.

The $7 county vehicle registration fee for transit takes effect a bit later, July 1 in Orange and September 1 in Durham. The $3 TTA Durham/Orange regional fee surcharge is still plodding through the approval process.

Carrboro special election schedule posted (early voting only in Hillsborough?)

Orange County has posted the detailed schedule for the Carrboro special election on March 19, looks like 13 days of early voting in Hillsborough and none in Carrboro.

http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/includes/ElectionCalendar.asp

March 19th Special Election for Carrboro to fill an unexpired term ending 2015 for Board of Aldermen

February 1, Noon - Filing Begins - $10 filing fee

Lots of 2012 election stats for Orange

Lots of election stats for Orange in the 2012 general election are here, broken down by a gazillion different things. This had been out there through the campaign with daily updates of absentee and early vote stats, now it includes election day as well.

http://www.carolinatransparency.com/votetracker/gen2012/county/orange/ You can click by method, city of mailing address, precinct, or make a custom query. The age graph is interesting !

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