Orange County

Maintain and Expand Access to Early Voting in Orange County

I've been a strong advocate for early voting locations and hours in Orange County that provide adequate access for all Orange County residents in my time as a student and council member in Chapel Hill. I'm sharing below my open letter to the Board of Elections as they make decisions this week about early voting locations for this fall. Interested in making your voice heard about early voting? They'll be meeting tomorrow (July 21st) at the Board of Elections in Hillsborough at noon to determine early voting hours and locations for this fall. 

Dear Orange County Board of Elections,

 

As you consider potential early voting locations and hours for the 2015 election, I wanted to offer some thoughts and recommendations. As always, thank you for your thoughtful approach to and deliberative process in setting an early voting calendar.

 

Hillsborough's "Confederate Memorial"

Next Monday, the words "Confederate Memorial" on the façade of the Orange County Historical Museum may move one step closer to being removed.

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners next meets at 7 p.m. July 13 in the Whitted Human Services Center.

The agenda is available now on the town website and includes various items, including a discussion and possible action on the “Confederate Memorial” lettering on the exterior of the building located at 201 N. Churton St.

It seems likely that the, should the town decide to act on town manager Eric Peterson's recommended, a Certificate of Appropriateness may first need to be obtained from the Historic District Commission.

For background, see these articles from last month:

This Week in Orange Politics: June 22-28

With most of the county's budgets adopted things have started to slow down for the summmer, but there are still several public meetings of note acrosss the area this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will talk police body camera policy and get an update on the Arts and Innovation Center, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will continue a public hearing on the potential 2015 bond. The Hillsborought Town Board will discuss a study on the attractiveness of the town, whil the county commissioners will review the county manager's performance.

Both of the county's school boards are on break this week.

Here's the full rundown:

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

This Week in Orange Politics: June 14-21

Both the Carrboro Alderfolks and county commissioners will consider approving their budgets for the next fiscal year Tuesday, after the Chapel Hill Town Council meets Monday to discuss Obey Creek and other development projects. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will consider several smaller items, while its counterpart in the northern part of the county meets in closed session. The Hillsborough Town Board is on break this week.

Here's the full rundown:

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

This Week in Orange Politics: June 1-7

Budgets will be the focus for the both the county commissioners, Chapel Hill Town Council and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will talk about the rezoning of the Triem/South Green Lot, while the county commissioners will discuss the Eubanks Road Solid Waste Convenience Center and Southern Government Services Center in addition to their already-mentioned work on the budget. GoTriangle will present the environmental impact studies done of the Durham-Orange light rail corridor.

Both the Hillsborough Town Board and Orange County Board of Education are on break this week.

Here's the 

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

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