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Early Voting Totals

The Board of Elections has added early voting turnout numbers to its website.  Click on our website  http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/ and then click on Early Voting Totals in the box with 2011election information to access the daily report. 

 We were at 531 as of end of day Friday.

 Jim White, BOE Chair


Board of Elections Keeps Early Voting Downtown and Approves 4 Sites

I’m the chair of the Board of Elections and wanted to clarify some of the discussion that has gone on about early voting:

Joint Democratic/Republican Statement About Illegal Campaign Mailing

This is being released to the press today:

Jim White, Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party and Bill Knight, Chair of the Orange County Republican Party issued the following joint statement today:

Last week a mailing was sent to residents of Chapel Hill that was supposedly from an organization calling itself “CHC PAC.” There is apparently no such political action committee registered with the Orange County Board of Elections and no contact information or mailing address on the postcard. The postcard is designed to look like a mailer supporting mayoral candidate Mark Kleinschmidt, and contains attacks on mayoral candidate Matt Czajkowski.

A response to Matt Czajkowski

Matt Czajkowski criticized the OCDP in the October 31, 2009 News & Observer:

Czajkowski lamented ... an Orange County Democratic Party voter drive when Kleinschmidt is the only Democrat in the nonpartisan mayor's race. "How do you put a value on the resources of the Orange County Democratic Party?" said Czajkowski, an unaffiliated voter. "This is all supposed to be how Chapel Hill leads when it comes to democracy?"


In response, I sent the following letter to the editor:

OCDP Candidate Forums

The Orange County Democratic Party and its precincts and affiliate organizations is sponsoring a series of forums in  the local municipal races in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.  All of the candidates have been invited:

September 24, 2009 - Thursday 7:30 – 9:00 PM
OWASA Community Room (lower floor of the Administration Building) located at 400 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro
A forum, open to the public, featuring Chapel Hill - Carrboro Board of Education Candidates sponsored by the Orange County Democratic Women.

September 26, 2009, Saturday,
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Occoneeche Steak House, 378 S Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
A forum featuring Hillsborough Mayor and Council Candidates at the Orange County Democratic Breakfast.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Umstead Park
A forum discussion with the candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council sponsored by the Colonial Heights Precinct.


October 15, 2009 7:00pm to 9:00pm



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