Proposed Budget Cuts
At last week’s Commissioner’s Meeting the County Manager recommended cuts of 54% to the requested budget of the BoE. Thank you to everyone who made the time to send your thoughts to the Board of Elections yesterday.
The next meeting of the Alamance Board of County Commissioners is Monday June 15th at 7:00pm. Agenda is not yet available
Alamance County Board of Elections Meeting
Here is the tentative BoE agenda:
- Call Meeting to Order – Chairman
- Approval of Minutes May 19, 2020 Meeting
- Director’s information to the Board and Discussion
- Budget Information
- Temporary Move of Polling places to as many schools as possible
- Non-resident Twin Lakes Voters
- Director’s Evaluation
- Closed session N.C.G.S 143-318-11(a)(5),(6)
- Other Business-
The Board of Elections Meeting will be available for listening by participants by calling one of the following telephone numbers with the following login information listed below:
+1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)
+1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)
+1 646 518 9805 US (New York)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)
Meeting ID: 944 5407 0605
Unity and Healing Rally in Mebane
Due to the urgency of the proposed budget cuts to the Alamance County Board of Elections we couldn’t get this posted yesterday. By all accounts the rally was a great experience and important step for healing in our County. Thank you to: 7 Directions of Service, MMIW NC, NCDP Native American Caucus.Eastern Woodland Lacross, Red Hark’s American Indian Educational & Cultural Awareness, inc., and the Alamance NAACP for organizing and your efforts at healing and building unity.
Photos by Anthony Crider
Peace & Unity Walks and Rallys
There a have been at least 2 Unity Walks in Graham in the past couple of days. They have both been very well attended and important. Alamance County people are working for Good. There will be a Solidarity Vigil Saturday night, 7:00-9:00 pm in Burlington, Municipal Building 425 South Lexington Ave.
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Council of State
The Council of State comprises North Carolina’s executive branch of government. Under the North Carolina Constitution, it is composed of ten elected officers: the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, attorney general, and commissioners of agriculture, labor, and insurance.
Jen Mangrum – NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jen knows public education is the best choice for everyone, because public education is public empowerment!
Jen knows that robust, equitable investment in our public education system — as well as a genuine, state-wide commitment to the empowerment of ALL students, educators, and school personnel — is absolutely necessary to ensure shared social progress in North Carolina. A free, high-quality public education is every child’s constitutional right, but not only that; free, high-quality public education is a necessary investment in democracy and our collective future. Public education is a universal solution to widespread disinformation, disengagement, and division.
More information about Jen Mangrum and all the candidates for Council of State HERE
It is definitely not too early to start planning how to vote in the 2020 election.
Here is a link to request an absentee ballot form in North Carolina. It is not too early to do this.
You can also call our local Board of Elections at (336)570-6755 and request that they send you an absentee ballot request form. Do it today!
If you’d like to check you registration status or register to vote the TimesNews has this nifty little page. HERE
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