Early voting starts week! Don’t forget out there and let you voice be heard.
While both school boards and the Hillsborough Town Board, the County Commissioners will consider operational changes at the Community Home Trust and endorsing staff recommendations for new bus service in the central and rural parts of the county. The Carrboro Alderfolks will schedule a public hearing on the Lloyd Farm Conditional Use Permit and the Chapel Hill Town Council will review a number of development proposals.
Throughout the week, Chapel Hill Transit will hold public input meetings on the North-South Corridor.
Here’s the full summary:
CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS
Went to our precinct today -- haven't been there in quite some time, as we've so often opted for early voting. Wow. What a lonely exercise. It worries me. We went in ... no voters there. Ran into one person coming in as we left. If you have't voted yet -- there's still a few minutes left! VOTE!!!
In the coming months the Orange County BOE will be setting the
early voting plan for the 2014 election cycle. Since there have been
issues with the Rams' Head one-stop site, we are looking for alternatives for
an early voting location that will serve Chapel Hill, and the campus community
Keeping in mind that certain factors -- parking, ADA compliance,
internet access, the ability to secure the ballot box, etc. -- are mandated by
statute, we would appreciate your input about sites that would best serve the
students, faculty, staff and residents during the abbreviated 2014 early voting
While we all mourn the loss of Morehead Planetarium as a one-stop
site, that facility has been repurposed by the University and is no longer
available to us, so we need your help in finding somewhere that can be just as
After reading about changes made in Watauga County, I was prompted to write a letter to the Orange County Board of Elections after several constituents voiced concerns about decision making in other counties. Below is that letter.
Dear Members of the Orange County Board of Elections,
writing in response to concerns voiced to me by constituents in the
Orange County community after actions taken by the Watauga County Board
of Elections and the Pasquotank County Board of Elections.
week the Watauga County Board of Elections took action, which
consolidated three precincts into one large precinct numbering nearly
10,000 voters and where the polling place has only 35 parking spaces.
They then took action to reduce early voting to four days and eliminated
early voting at the Appalachian State University campus. All of these
actions were made in secret and not shared with the Democratic member of
the Board, yet the Watauga County GOP chairwoman was fully aware of the
coming actions. To add insult to injury, the Board did not allow verbal
comment from the public, instead opting for written comment only.
Dear Govenor McCrory:
Please pubically come out against Bill 589. And to veto the Bill. The bill takes away constitutional rights of people with disabilities, like me.
I have CP, and I'm in an electric wheelchair, and the only way I can vote is to vote early, and once in awhile I have to vote provisionally. I have voted provisionally twice, because it is too hard to get to my precinct. The bill takes away these options. And, with the bill, my staff can't come with me anymore and get paid. And it makes it harder for people who aren't their own guardians to vote. This is against the ADA reasonable accomodations.
You all should think twice about this. BEFORE passing it.
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