While voter turnout in the North Carolina tends to run close to 70% in presidential election years, this number drops dramatically in non-presidential years. Only 44% of the registered voters in the state voted in 2010. The number drops even more precipitously in local elections in an off year like 2013. In 2011, for example only 21% of those registered, voted. Yet these municipal elections are extremely important. They determine leadership at the local level controlling important decision-making about public schools, local regulations, future planning, sewer/water, and taxes, among other things, that are important to the quality of life in an area. Continue reading
Something you can do NOW!
There’s a diverse set of issues around the state with the municipal elections, school board elections, bond initiatives, and more. We’ll be posting about why these elections are so important, but one thing you can do to engage friends in the electoral process is to host a house party.
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