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I've been around Orange Politics so long that Roy Cooper advanced events for me

One fall in the mid to late '70s I did a tour of several dorms speaking about elections and voter registration. An undergrad named Roy Cooper advanced at last the Morrison Dorm event, hand lettering posters on bulleting boards inviting folks. His name was Roy Cooper

picture of the flyer:

Early voting 2015 and 2016 - there will be more sites

This fall there are four early voting sites with a total of 236 site hours, see County board of elections have pretty complete discretion on municipal early voting subject to the $$$ the towns appropriate to pay for it.

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:

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:

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.



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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