ACDP News September 20, 2020

43 Days Until Election Day

Mobile & Print List of 2020 Democratic Candidates HERE


NC tool allows voters to track mailed ballots

The State Board of Elections has launched a tool that will allow people who have mailed in absentee ballots to track the ballots through the process.

State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell said the BallotTrax tool is meant to build confidence in North Carolina’s absentee voting system.

“We hope that that’s a way people can be reassured,” Brinson Bell said.

The tool is available only to people who have requested an absentee ballot. More than 800,000 absentee ballots have already been requested – about 13 times the normal level of a presidential election – and more than 35,000 ballots have already been returned.

Once a voter sets up an account – name, birth date and ZIP code are required – the system will notify the person that the requested ballot has been mailed. Once the ballot is completed, witnessed and mailed, the system will notify the voter when the U.S. Postal Service has it, when it’s received by the local board of elections and when it’s accepted.

If a ballot is not accepted, the county board of elections should notify the voter so he or she can fix any mistakes. The voter may have to fill out an affidavit with corrections, Brinson Bell said, noting that the person may have to do a completely new ballot in some cases.

“The witness aspect is probably the one where we’re seeing the most problems. Either the witness didn’t sign, or the witness didn’t provide their information,” she said.

Sending ballots in early allows more time to get it right, she said.

If absentee voters don’t trust the mail, they or an immediate relative can hand-deliver their ballots to the county board.

Brinson Bell advised against following President Donald Trump’s recommendation to vote by mail and then go the to polls to verify the absentee vote was received.

“What we would do is indicate to the voter that they have already voted, and we would not issue them another ballot,” she said. “If people do start showing up in person at our early voting sites or on Election Day just to check the status of your ballot, I think that would be really unfortunate, because it could potentially create lines and exposure for people.”

Simply requesting a mail-in ballot doesn’t lock a voter into that form of voting. Anyone who changes his or her mind can simply scrap the mail-in ballot and head to an early voting site or local polling place to vote in person. But they cannot vote both by mail and in person.

The BallotTrax service is free for the state this year and will cost $5,000 to run next year if leaders decide to keep it, said Pat Gannon, spokesman for the State Board of Elections.


Poll Observers Needed

The Alamance County Democratic Party alongside NCDP and Biden/Harris Coordinated Campaign is recruiting poll observers to help monitor and report on possible irregularities at polling locations. This is different from poll greeting in that poll observers are there to record and report and help protect all voters. Trainings will be provided as well as PPE (masks, gloves, sanitation stations).If you are interested.

Click here: https://forms.gle/83cWEqVKkR1YXNQdA. If you have any questions, you can contact: Ernest Lewis, Jr., 3rd-Vice Chair. (3rdvicechair@alamancecountydemocraticparty.com; (336) 525-5442)


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.


Regular Meeting

September 21, 2020 7:00pm

Agenda Agenda Packet

Written Public Hearing Comments – Written public hearing comments regarding hearings may be submitted on or before 9:00 P.M. on September 20, 2020 using any of the following options:

  1. Public comment forms are available on the Alamance County website (https://www.alamance-nc.com) and may be submitted online.
  2. Written comments may be emailed to Tory M. Frink, Clerk to the Board, at tory.frink@alamance-nc.com.
  3. Written comments may be mailed to Tory M. Frink, Clerk to the Board, at Tory M. Frink, Clerk to the Board, County of Alamance, North Carolina 124 W. Elm Street, Graham, North Carolina 27253.

Oral Comments – Additionally, persons wishing to submit their public hearing comments orally during the meeting, may do so by telephone. These persons must provide the Clerk to the Board with their name, address, and telephone number by calling 336-290-0403 and leaving a message no later than 9:00 P.M. on September 20, 2020. Then at the appropriate time during the Commissioners’ meeting on September 21st at 7:00 P.M. the citizen will be called to submit their public hearing comments verbally by phone.

If any disabled person has a special request for a hearing interpreter or other assistance, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (336) 228-1312 TDD 570-6326.

For a complete review of the Public Comment Policy, please click HERE


2020 Really is Our Unprecedented Opportunity to Elect a Better State & Local Government.

Our Candidates for the Alamance Board of County Commissioners

We’ve all had a birds-eye view of the weaknesses of our current commissioners. We can and must do better. And we can with these three. Better together!

Information about our Candidates for County Board of Commissioners HERE


Our Candidates for Alamance School Board

There are four open seats on the Alamance County School Board and we have eight great candidates. Candidate information HERE

Yard Signs & Bumper Stickers are Here!

Thank you for choosing to purchase your 2020 election swag from the Alamance County Democratic Party! All items are being offered in exchange for a suggested donation to the party to help us in meeting our needs and supporting local candidates in this vital election.

Order Yard Signs HERE

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Candidate Bumper Stickers

Stickers are large, 4in X 6in ovals Order Stickers HERE

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North Carolina General Assembly

Some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Ricky and some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Eric

Which District are you in? HERE

and we’re all lucky enough to be able to Vote for JD Wooten

Information about all our candidates for the NC Legislature HERE

JD Wooten for NC Senate

Don’t Forget the Judges!


Court of Appeals Vote for All Five


NC Supreme Court, Vote for All Three

For more information about our candidates click HERE


If you want to vote for Barrett you have to vote the WHOLE ballot.

Soil & Water Conservation is the last office listed.


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


COUNCIL OF STATE TOWN HALL SERIES

Beth Wood September 21 at 7:00pm SIGN UP HERE

Join our Council of State candidates on their virtual tour across North Carolina!

As North Carolina’s executive branch of government, the Council of State makes incredibly important decisions that affect the prosperity, safety, and future of our state every day. That’s why Democrats are fighting to send our strong slate of candidates to office. They are committed to fighting for a happier, healthier, and more prosperous North Carolina for everyone.

We have your chance to meet the candidates and learn more about their platforms during our Council of State Town Hall Series! Scroll down to register for any/all of them today and get ready to learn more about the importance of these offices! SIGN UP HERE


Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE

Sample Ballot for District 63

Sample Ballot for District 64


VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE!

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

Vote the Whole Slate! Virtual Gala

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

To make real progress in North Carolina, we can’t just win at the top of the ticket — we need to elect Democrats across our entire state! That’s why we are hosting our first-ever 𝑉𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑆𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 Virtual Gala.

Get your tickets today to hear from special guests Governor Roy Cooper, Candidate for US Senate Cal Cunningham, and Chief Justice Cheri Beasley:  Tickets HERE


Candidate Information Here

Make Your Community Your Priority

We can change the face of our state & local government.

We Are Stronger Together!


99 Reasons to Flip NC

43. TO PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION

In 2018, the NC GOP used its supermajorities to place six deceptively-written Constitutional Amendments on the ballot with the aim of seizing the power of appointments for state courts and the board of elections from the Governor; disenfranchising a large group of voters – disproportionately poor, African-American, and elderly – by requiring a photo ID to vote (#22); and capping income taxes well below what they had been for the highest tax bracket prior to 2013. Amendments to the state constitution that benefit the people of North Carolina should be made following thoughtful deliberation and debate. Instead, the NC GOP has abused the process for blatant partisan power grabs. North Carolina’s Constitution is extremely vulnerable to Republican supermajorities in the NCGA. The NC GOP is more than willing to deceive and mislead the public to seize more power for themselves and systematically disenfranchise voters.


What is Power of the Pen?

UPDATE:

KEEP IT UP, ACDW!!
Since we announced our Power of the Pen Campaign last month, we have had almost 80 volunteers and 1,600 letters have been assigned! AMAZING! Thank you volunteers!!
We still need your help! We still have 400 left to be assigned. These are 400 women in Alamance county who are registered democrats, who need encouragement to go vote. Let’s get them out to vote! Every vote counts this election! 

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 dw@alamancedemocraticparty.com

Sign Up Here


Get Your Absentee Ballot Now!!!

APPLY ONLINE HERE

or

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 : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com

$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: https://www.ncsbe.gov/get-involved


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 : chair@alamancedemocraticparty.com

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