Voting



Hundreds of self-proclaimed non-citizens may have been stealing the vote in Wake County.  Five hundred thirty voters provided proof that they were non-citizens and hence ineligible to serve as jurors in Wake County, yet, according to State Board of Elections data, they registered to vote and did vote.  When challenged on this, the Wake County Board of Elections held a sham of a hearing and threw out over 500 legal challenges brought by North Carolina’s Voter Integrity Project (NC-VIP).  Now the NC-VIP needs our help to expose this fraud.

Using court records, NC-VIP identified Wake County residents who excused themselves from jury duty by providing proof that they were non-citizens.  NC-VIP then matched those records against the voter file in Wake County and found that 530 people who declared themselves to be non-citizens registered to vote and did in fact vote.  In some cases, the voting took place before or very soon after their declaration of non-citizenship.  NC-VIP challenged these voters to the Wake County Board of Elections and requested that additional records be produced to verify the citizenship status and therefore voting eligibility of these individuals.  The Wake BoE held a joke of a hearing and dismissed 512 of the challenges.  What made it a joke was that (more…)


According to Civitas, during the month of March, a net of 5o voters were added to the voting roles in Dare County.  The Democrats lost 10 voters, the Unaffiliated category gained 25 and the Republicans gained 35.  The percentages remain roughly the same:

  • 39% Democrat
  • 31% Unaffiliated
  • 29% Republican

The trend in the North Carolina highly favors the Unaffiliated category.  Across the state, (more…)


Absentee voting for North Carolina residents just got a little easier.  On August 28, 2009, Governor Perdue signed a unanimously passed bill that

  • Allows more time for absentee voters to receive and return their ballots
  • Reduces the number of witnesses
  • Allows for special procedures to be implemented if military voters cannot reasonably meet the absentee voting requirements due to an emergency situation

Ten additional days have been added to the mailing time of absentee ballots.  Ballots for statewide general elections will be mailed out 60 days prior to the election.  This was previously set at 50 days.

Absentee ballots can now be counted if received after the election.  Ballots for military personnel will be counted if received not later than three days after the election by 5pm.   Non Military absentee voters must have the ballots postmarked by the day of the election but they will also be counted if received by 5pm on the third day after the election.  Previously all ballots had to be received by 5pm on the day before the election.

Where two witnesses were required on an absentee ballot, only one witness is now required.

The State Board of Election can prescribe special procedures when absent uniformed service or overseas voters cannot meet the requirements of the law due to an international, national, or local emergency or other situation.

In addition to the changes in law, the NC SBOE has requested that the Department of Defense agree to designate itself as a voter registration agency.  This would allow military personnel to keep their voter registration updated and get help in obtaining a ballot and getting that ballot returned.