What happens when you don’t vote? People who don’t share your values are elected to office!
Whether it’s your schools, the park you walk your dogs in, the roads you drive on, public health issues, the air you breathe and the water you drink, or our economy, our elected officials are making many of the decisions about our daily lives.
There are a number of reasons people may decide not to vote, but the end result is a government that does not represent our views, or listen to us when we come to them for support on an issue. This needs to change.
And your vote can make all the difference!
Voting in North Carolina in 2014:
We have some new rules for how we vote, but most voters will not be required to show any form of photo identification until 2016. In 2014, Same Day Registration is no longer available, early in person voting periods are shorter, there is no straight-ticket voting, no out-of-precinct voting is allowed, absentee ballot requests require a form and an ID number, absentee ballots require 2 witness signatures or one notary, and other changes. A summary of the new voting laws is available here.
If you have questions or experience problems with registering or voting, please call the NC State Board of Elections at 866-522-4723 or visit http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/.
Note: this site is not sponsored by the NC Board of Elections.