ACDP News September 3, 2020

60 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE

Alamance County School Board

From NC School Board Association

Public education is a state function; however, the state legislature cannot attend to day-to-day school operations. The General Assembly carries out its duty to support a general and uniform system of free public schools by appropriating money and, in part, delegating decision-making authority to North Carolina’s 115 school administrative units, each of which is governed by its own board of education.

North Carolina has 100 county boards of education and 15 that govern city school systems, as well as several other specialty school systems, including the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation and the Department of Defense Schools serving military dependents.

In general, a board’s primary duties include:

  1. Providing every child with the opportunity to receive a “sound basic education” during a minimum of 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction covering at least nine calendar months;
  2. Setting educational policy within the limits of its authority and overseeing the implementation of its policies and the state’s educational program;
  3. Making decisions about the superintendent’s personnel recommendations;
  4. Managing the financial affairs of the unit; and
  5. Providing adequate school facilities.

Policy Development

Forming and adopting policies is the primary method through which the school board leads in the operation of a school system.

Through policy, the board creates a framework within which the superintendent and staff can discharge their duties with positive direction. Policies make clear to the administration what and how much the board wants to see happen, as well as why.

The board should not only adopt policies, but also exercise appropriate oversight as the administration implements the policies. Board members should ask themselves whether policies are being implemented and if they are achieving the desired results.

The process for drafting, considering, adopting, reviewing, and revising board policy is not set by law. Each board can determine its own process for policy development. Generally speaking, the superintendent is expected to alert board members if he or she believes there is a need for a new board policy or to revise an existing one. Local boards of education often require that new or revised policies be considered in no less than two meetings, to provide the opportunity for public feedback and to give board members time to consider that feedback.

Here are Our Candidates for Alamance School Board

There are four open seats on the school board so we can vote for four of these fine people.


Young Democrats General Meeting: Meet Your School Board Candidates

Join YDAC at their September General Meeting. We will hear from the democratic candidates for Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) Board of Education. All ages are welcome! You must sign up to receive the Zoom link for this meeting.
Sign Up Here:

Sample Ballots are now available!

Sample Ballot for District 63

Sample Ballot for District 64


ACDP Virtual September Meeting

Message from our Chair Elaine Berry

Fellow Democrats,
I hope that you can join us at the Alamance County Democratic Party virtual meeting on Thursday, September 3, at 7 pm. We will be discussing sign distribution, HQ coverage, and a Labor Day candidates’ motorcade, among other things. We will also be joined by the next Lieutenant-Governor of NC, Yvonne Lewis Holley. Please register below to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
You are invited to the Alamance County Democratic Party  Zoom meeting. 
When: Sep 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
contact Elaine at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!


Alamance County Voting Locations for November 3, 2020 Temporary and Permanent Changes

Eight precincts in Alamance County are going to change the location of their polling places for in person voting on November 3, 2020. Find your precinct HERE and see if your precinct is one of those affected below.

  • Albright Precinct Southern High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location
  • Central Boone Trinity Worship Center, 3157 S. Church Street, Burlington Permanent – New Location
  • Boone 5 Elon Elementary School, 720 Walker Rd, Elon Temporary- COVID Location
  • South Graham South Graham Elementary, 320 Ivey Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location
  • Haw River Haw River Elementary School, 701 E Main St, Haw River Temporary- COVID Location
  • North Melville E.M. Yoder Elementary, 301 N Charles St, Mebane Temporary- COVID Location
  • Melville 4  Old Mebane Recreation Center, 209 W Jackson St, Mebane Permanent – New Location
  • Morton Western Middle School, 2100 Eldon Dr, Elon Temporary- COVID Location

One Stop & Early Voting Poll Greeters

Please sign up to do No Contact Poll Greeting for Early Voting!

We are lucky to have five One Stop & Early Voting locations this year:

Holly Hill Mall

Kernodle Senior Activities Center

Elmira Community Center

Alamance County Office Annex Bldg., Graham

Mebane Arts Center, Mebane

Please feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions on how we will be ensuring no contact. If you can only do a partial shift, please let me know and I may be able to find someone to cover the rest of the time.

Phone Banks for Eric Henry

About this event

Join the Eric Henry campaign in calling voters to help make a change in NC House district 64! This Thursday is the first phone bank in September to call Alamance County voters in NC House district 64 and reach our goal of calling 2,500 voters this month.

Today 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday September 10, 6:00-8:00 pm

Register HERE

Friday September 4!

A FUNdraiser to flip the NC House!

A FUNdraiser to flip the NC House! Come join Ricky Hurtado and Representative Rachel Hunt and enjoy comedic performances by Sinbad, Gina Brillon and Avery Pearson.You will receive a Zoom link after you RSVP.

Get Tickets HERE

Multi-Party Assistance Team

The Board of Elections is looking for folks to be part of Multi-Party Assistance Team (MAT). This is the team that goes into assisted living facilities and nursing homes to help people vote. The Board of Elections is looking for some Democratic help. Teams are composed of both Democrats and Republicans.

Contact the Alamance Board of Elections for details 337 570 6755

2020: Our Opportunity to Elect a Better State & Local Government.

We can change the face of our local government.

We Are Stronger Together!

For more information about our candidates click HERE

Reason 60 to Flip NC


NC Senators Burr and Tillis and many Republicans in the NCGA are strong proponents of drilling off the Outer Banks. With Trump’s push to expand off-shore drilling along the Atlantic Coast, we need leaders who will work to protect our coast and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

What is Power of the Pen?

The Power of the Pen is a persuasion and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort in which Democratic women are writing personalized letters to registered Democratic women who are sporadic in their voting habits and need to hear from regular votes like you about the importance of this election. Sign up to write 20 letters to fellow Democratic women in Alamance County and encourage them to vote in this essential election year.

Click the sign up link or email

Sign Up Here

The Board of Elections will begin mailing out Absentee Ballots


Absentee Ballot Request forms from the
Center for Voter Information

And the absentee ballot request forms that many of us are receiving from the Center for Voter Information which contain the form, and a postage paid envelope addressed to the Alamance Board of Election are valid so please go ahead and use them!

Get Your Absentee Ballot Now!!!



Call Alamance Board of Elections for an

“Absentee Ballot Request Form”

336- 570-6755

1-Complete request form immediately upon receipt.
2-Return electronically, by mail or take to Alamance Board of
Elections at 115 S. Maple Street, Graham from 8 AM to 5
PM Monday through Friday.
3-Mail out of ballots starts SEPTEMBER 4.
4-Complete Ballot ASAP upon Receipt.
a. Follow Instructions Very Carefully. HERE
b. Make Sure You Have One Witness.
c. Make Certain Envelope Certification is Signed!

d. Return completed ballot to Alamance Board of Elections by mail or in person ( No Drop Boxes in NC)

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE

Change is coming to Alamance

Be Part of It!

Contact :

$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

Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?

Alamance County needs election workers for the 2020 Elections!

Check this link to the Alamance County Election Official Application. We especially need elections workers during the 17-day early voting period. We have a new early voting location at the Elmira Community Center in Burlington and we have newly expanded weekend voting, including Sunday voting. This means we need more elections workers than in the past. And the COVID virus has meant that many of our predominantly older elections workers who are more vulnerable have chosen not to return to work this year’s election.

You can also fill out the NC State Board of Elections Democracy Heroes form to be contacted by BOE staff:

Join Our ACDP Voter Outreach Team!

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!

Proud Alamance Democrat Yard Signs

Stand up and stand out as a Proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone. Order your sign Here Guidelines for political signs HERE

It’s Going to Take All of Us

Volunteer today!

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact :

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