Turning 17 may seem less exciting than the birthday that came before (sweet 16) and then becoming an adult at age 18. So, we have some great news to share for you soon-to-be-adults: you have the opportunity to exercise your voice in Election 2016!
If you will be turning 18 on or before the November 8th General Election, you can vote in the primary on March 15 (or vote early starting March 3). You will be able to cast a ballot in any of the primary elections (sorry, you don’t get to vote in any bond, referenda, or certain local run-off races).
You can register to vote during the One-Stop Early Voting (March 3 – March 12). You will be asked to complete a voter registration application (you can print one out ahead of time here) and show proof that you live in that county. You can bring a current and valid photo ID or a document that has both your name and your current address (it has to be something within the last two months: report card? standardized test?)
Don’t be left out, 17 year olds. Get into democracy now and prepare for a lifetime of voting, all starting in 2016!
For those of you who call Raleigh home, learn more about the candidates running for the offices of mayor and city council with your 2015 Raleigh Voter Guide.
Voter guide for Durham, Greensboro, Fayetteville, and Charlotte coming soon! We will post them as soon as they are available.
Election day is Tuesday, October 6. Local elections matter greatly. Make your voice heard!
Click here to review the 2015 Raleigh Voter Guide.
Some of you will be voting in municipal elections this year. To see whether or not your area will have elections for locally elected positions (such as mayor, city council, etc.), click here.
Absentee voting by mail for the September 2015 Primary begins this Friday, August 14 (not available in all municipalities).
This is a great time to make sure your voter registration is up-to-date and accurate. To vote in the September 2015 primary, you need to have your registration in by August 21, 2015 at 5:00pm.
Here are some direct links to make sure you are ready to have your voice heard in 2015:
We are proud to announce that our field efforts are underway in North Carolina’s capital. With a strong team of eight canvassers, we have officially launched our ambitious goal of registering 20,000 NEW voters in our state for the 2014 General Election.
After we wrap up our Raleigh pilot, we will be moving west to Guilford, Forsyth, and Mecklenburg counties. If you are interested in getting involved in our efforts to make our voices heard, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FieldWorks is hiring in North Carolina. FieldWorks will be hiring canvassers in Fayetteville, Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro/Winston-Salem.
FieldWorks is seeking enthusiastic canvassers in North Carolina to execute a non-partisan voter registration drive and environmental issue advocacy program. Issue focuses will cover state and local level environmental issues. Successful candidates must have at least one year of community, issue, labor, or political organizing, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills and must work well in a team. The position requires extensive canvassing and a willingness to work evening and Saturday hours.
Canvasser positions are full-time, hourly and temporary through November 4, 2014. Individuals interested in applying or seeking additional information should send their resume and cover letter with “North Carolina Canvasser” in the subject line to FieldWorksJob@gmail.com.
FieldWorks is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color encouraged to apply. Reliable transportation and the ability to speak Spanish a plus.
It Matters NC, a new project funded by the NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation, will be hitting the streets soon with a lofty goal to register thousands of previously unregistered North Carolinians. Stay connected to learn more on how you – yes YOU – can truly transform North Carolina. Don’t stay silent on November 4th.