Early voting begins


Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 5:00am

...Tomorrow!  (Read on for details.)


        for the November 2, 2010 General Election


Please note differences in times and days for each of the 3 sites


                            Board of Elections Office

              208 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough


                  Thursday – Friday - October 14 – October 15 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Monday – Friday - October 18 – October 22 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                   Monday – Friday - October 25 – October 29 – 9 am to 5 pm

                   Saturday - October 30 – 9 am to 1 pm


                            Morehead Planetarium

                250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill


                     Monday – Friday - October 18 – October 22 – 9 am to 5 pm

                     Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                     Monday – Friday - October 25 – October 29 – 9 am to 5 pm

                     NO voting on last Saturday - Oct. 30 at Morehead

                       **** UNC Football Game starts at 1:00 pm ***



                            Seymour Senior Center

                   2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

                     Monday – Friday – October 18 – October 22 – 12 pm to 7 pm

                     Saturday - October 23 – 9 am to 1 pm

                     Monday – Friday – October 25 – October 29 – 12 pm to 7 pm

                     Saturday - October 30 – 9 am to 1 pm



Sample Ballots http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/SampleBallot.aspwhat is the argument for and against the proposed amendment? and the sales tax?  

I'm always a fan of voting season.  I'm looking forward to early voting, when they start early voting in Chapel Hill.  I'm a bit surpised to see no Carrboro site.  Also, I wonder why, if 1 site gets extra days of early voting compared to others, that its not in the largest population center, just in terms of how much voting they are going to have to process (although I guess it makes sense since its the BoE office).If anyones interested:Equality NC endorsements:http://equalitync.org/pac/2010g Indy Week endorsements:http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/elections-10-a-bumpy-ride/Content?oid=1...Orange Dems Endorsements:
http://orangedems.com/sample-ballots-are-available-updated  Voter Info/Sample Ballot Look up:http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/VoterLookup.aspx?Feature=voterinfoYesterday's Senate Debate:http://news.mync.com/site/news/video/12198/NC%20US%20Senate%20Debate,%20...WRAL Debate Summary Video:http://www.wral.com/news/state/video/8436531/

Thanks for that, I was just gonna pop on here and ask if anyone had some good resources for those of us who haven't been paying much attention to the races up to this point.I can't stand the southern Democrats.  Marshall going on in that debate about "shipping our jobs overseas" was nauseating populist protectionist crap.  And of course Burr and the rest of the intellectually fraudulent social paternalist Republicans are not an option.  I'll probably go straight-up Libertarian.In other words, I don't matter even a little bit.

I was just talking about the libertarian performance in the debate.  Rather than recreate the wheel, I'll just repost my comment from BlueNC: 

I was impressed by Beitler more than I expected. He was more open to
things in the realm of campaign finance reform, voter owned elections,
fair elections now act, transparency/sunshine efforts, and the like than
I expected (as was Marshall of course) which I guess makes sense if you
want 3rd parties & non-wealthy candidates to stand a chance (Burr
is of course against these). I already knew Marshall was against DADT
& DOMA (from reading her website), but I was happy to hear Beitler
was against both of those as well, which I guess makes sense from a
libertarian point of view (Burr is of course against repeal of these).
And I was happy with Beitler calling out Burr for only pretending to be a
fiscal conservative (when he gladly spent plenty under the last
I was pleased that Marshall pointed out that she wasn't the
Washington establishment choice in the the primary. And I was happy
that she hammered away at the differences between Burr much more than in
the last debate.
Overall, while I don't find libertarianism very compatible with
federal agencies functioning effectively, I think more open debates and
elections are definitely the right way to go.Read more: http://bluenc.com/we-had-some-debates-north-carolina-week-nc-sen-nc-05-nc-04#comment-136332#ixzz12Kze8h5p

"...I don't find libertarianism very compatible with federal agencies functioning effectively..."Hah, I guess the question is whether this is a bug or a feature!Like you mentioned, I think its important for libertarians to point out the fraud of the supposed Republican fiscal austerity.  Libertarians have long hammered Republicans from the social side and Democrats from the economic side.  But the fact is that the Republican party is full of big spenders and entitlement-happy populists, and the Democratic party is full of drug warriors and folks reluctant to respect civil liberties.I think it's important to pressure the two parties to uphold the principles for which they supposedly stand.

The instant runoff for the Court of Appeals is going to be confusing for the voters. I wish the media was pushing this info more. Any opinions?

I have enough trouble knowing one judge to vote for.  Now I have to remember 3.  And in order, no less.   IRV may make theoretical sense, but especially in judicial races where 99% of the voters don't know enough to make an informed choice it is really complicated.

IRV is not complicated and we need to make use of it a lot more. Hopefully there is a description of it at the polls.

I was voter number 332 in Hillsborough this morning.  They have more than enough staff to accomodate folks right now, so if you're looking to get your voting on early, it's a good time.  Both the Democrats and Republicans had a table out - first time I had seen an organized Republican effort at an early polling place in a few years, but admittedly, I usually vote at Morehead.

There were no lines, but quite a few voters and poll workers.They gave instructions on how to do the IRV for judges. Theinstructions were clear. 


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