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North Carolina State Board of Elections gives 12 reasons why absentee voting is safe.
The following is a statement from the State Board of Elections office about the security of absentee voting by mail in North Carolina:
Here are 12 reasons why absentee by-mail voting is safe and secure in North Carolina:
- Election officials send ballots only to registered voters who request them using official request forms.
- The voter or their near relative must fill out and sign the request form. Required information includes the voter’s date of birth and the voter’s driver’s license number or last four digits of their Social Security number.
- Fraudulently or falsely completing the form is a Class I felony.
- In 2020, voters must vote their ballot in the presence of one witness. The witness must sign the absentee return envelope, certifying that the voter marked their ballot and is the registered voter submitting the ballot.
- Only the voter or their near relative or legal guardian may return the ballot. County boards of elections keep a log of who drops off absentee ballots.
- Upon return, the county board of elections reviews the absentee envelope to ensure compliance with the legal requirements.
- Once the ballot is accepted, that voter is marked in the system as having voted in that election. If that voter tries to vote in person, poll workers will know the person has already submitted an absentee ballot.
- Data on who has requested absentee ballots is now confidential until Election Day. This reduces the ability of third parties to attempt to tamper with ballots, as they will not know who has requested a ballot or when ballots are sent out.
- Criminal penalties have been increased for absentee voting fraud-related offenses.
- Many people are watching North Carolina’s absentee voting process, including candidates, political parties, county boards of elections, political and data scientists and the media. If there are anomalies or questionable activities, they will be reported to election officials.
- The State Board Investigations Division, which has a dedicated team of experienced investigators, investigates credible allegations of election fraud and refers cases to prosecutors when warranted by the evidence.
- The State Board conducts post-election audits which will catch inconsistencies which can then be investigated by the board or the Investigations Division.
Absentee voters must vote on their ballot in the presence of one witness. The witness must also sign the absentee return envelope.
The president of the United States does not have the authority to unilaterally change an election date. The date for the presidential election is set by federal law. 2 U.S.C. § 7. To change the date would require legislation enacted by Congress and signed by the president.
In addition, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires that the new Congress’s term begin in on January 3, and the new president’s term begin on January 20. Those dates cannot be changed without amending the Constitution.
Call the Alamance Board of Elections TODAY to request your absentee ballot!
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County Executive Committee August 6th Meeting
From Our Chair
It is my pleasure to invite you to the next virtual Alamance County Democratic Party County Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, August 6, at 7pm. After the business portion of the meeting, which should include the election of our State Senate Executive Committee representatives, we will hear from the Democratic candidates running for the Board of Education.
All Alamance Democrats are welcome. For information about registering for this Zoom meeting contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here’s an article explaining the nuts and bolts of absentee voting. https://www.ncvoter.org/absentee-ballots/
Here is a link to an absentee ballot request 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. Or, if you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE
Change is coming to Alamance County
Donate HERE We’re looking at making electoral history this year in Alamance. Join us as we raise money for our first ever ACDP billboard. We’re almost half of the way to our goal already! Please chip-in! We’d like to secure funding for this as soon as possible.
The ACDP Marketing Committee the has been working to develop a strategy that we believe will raise the profile of Alamance Democrats and help us get the voter turnout we have to get. The Marketing Committee has selected a design that we feel captures who we are and what we value. We’ve got a billboard located on Interstate 40/85 between Exits 145 and 147 picked out that we think will allow us to reach as many potential 2020 voters as possible. now all we need to do is raise some money! Our goal is to fund the entire cost of the $3400 billboard through your generous donations. Please consider donating to this fund, as we believe we have a solid plan to make your dollars reach the most voters and potential voters possible. We’ve been too quiet it’s time to make some noise! Donate HERE
$20 for 2020
Help the Democratic Women of Alamance County Honor and celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by donating $20 for 2020, the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote. Donate Here
Give Your Time at Election Time.
Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?
Finding election workers is always a challenge and in this election the civic-minded seniors that usually fill these positions should get to sit this one out if they have health concerns. Early Voting workers especially work long days and a couple of long weeks. So if you want more weekend hours for Alamance County voters, giving your time to staff those hours is a great way to help. Also, these are paid positions. More Information HERE
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Be a part of our Voter Outreach team and commit to helping your friends and neighbors get out the vote this election! In exchange for your generous donation, ACDP is offering these high-quality shirts to anyone interested in helping us get our message out that Your Vote Does Count! 2020 will be a pivotal election year and one of our top goals is ensuring that all individuals who have the right to vote can and will use it. Donate Here!
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