ACDP News June 19, 2020

136 Days to Election Day


Happy Juneteenth!

Why Juneteenth Matters

It was black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”

Opinion Columnist NYT,  Jamelle Bouie Article HERE

Our Candidates for County Board of County Commissioners

Learn more about Kristen Powers Bob Byrd and Dreama Caldwell HERE

Our candidates spent a good part of Thursday preparing and then delivering gift bags to essential workers in east Burlington. As Dreama Caldwell says “Just doing a little to thank all the essential workers for providing in this pandemic. Thank you to all that helped make the bags even more special. We made stops at Dollar Tree, Food Lion, Roses, and Dollar General in the East Burlington area. Thanks to all the essential workers! We are in this together!!!”

ACDP Billboard

As of this morning your generous donations are already at $750!

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


Celebrating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

$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


Absentee Voting

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.  Or, if you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE



RSVP Here https://bit.ly/37KSMID


Council of State

Elaine Marshall NC Secretary of State

Elaine Marshall was the first woman elected to statewide office in 1996 when she was elected Secretary of State. During her tenure, she has overhauled the office and has made it easier to do business in North Carolina. 

Elaine is one of our hardest working and most respected elected officials, and we need to keep her as our Secretary of State.

Learn more about Elaine HERE


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

Give your time at Election time.

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


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. Join the movement!

Order your sign Here

Maryanne & Bill Shanahan two of our super ACDP volunteers.

It’s Going to take All of Us

Volunteer today!

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact : Chair@AlamanceCountyDemocraticParty.com

ACDP News June 18, 2020

Planning on Voting?

There are a couple ways to ensure that you will be able to cast your vote in that important election instead of waiting in line on Election Day: either request an absentee ballot or vote early.  

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.  Or, if you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE

We can help spread the workload out for the Board of Elections if we get our absentee ballots now!

137 Days Until November 3


ACDP Billboard Project

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


100 years of the 19th Amendment

$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


Let’s Help the Board of Elections Keep our Elections Running Smoothly

You can be the friendly face greeting voters at the polls

The Alamance County Board of Elections is looking for Precinct Election Officials and Elections Volunteers. We all like to have a friendly face looking back at us when we go in to vote. There is no one more welcoming to a first time voter or a “first time in a long time” voter than an Alamance Democrat. Please consider making it your face that greets voters during Early Voting or on November 3. INFO HERE


Message from Democratic National Committee Black Caucus Chair
Virgie M. Rollins

This week on June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth. In the midst of this celebration, we know the Black community is still mourning the loss of loved ones to COVID-19. We know the Black community is outraged because of the senseless killings of Black people at the hands of the police and people who don’t value our lives. 
 
Over the past few weeks, our community has been protesting the injustices happening to us. It is time to stress the importance of voting. We must elect leaders who are sensitive to our issues. This election is the most important of our lifetimes. The Democratic National Committee and the DNC Black Caucus are fighting to ensure that every person who is eligible to vote can make their voice heard. We will continue to host trainings and provide information on voting issues impacting the Black community. 
 
Join us this week for the activities being held by the DNC Black Caucus. 
Join the DNC Black Caucus on June 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT for the “Expanding Opportunity and Restoring Hope: Building Black Wealth” discussion. This national conversation will discuss how to create and sustain Black wealth in the midst of this economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how this election is important to closing the opportunity gap and building Black wealth.
Register here for this important national discussion: https://events.democrats.org/event/280159/
If you have any questions, please contact Ebony Baylor: baylore@dnc.org

Josh Stein for Attorney General

Learn More about Josh Here

Josh Stein has the experience and values the people of North Carolina need in their Attorney General. Josh has consistently taken on powerful interests to protect families. Just as he has his entire career, Josh is putting the people of North Carolina first as Attorney General.


It’s Going to take All of Us

Volunteer today!

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact : Chair@AlamanceCountyDemocraticParty.com


ACDP News June 17, 2020

Continuing Our Support for the BoE

Let’s Help the Board of Elections Keep our Elections Running Smoothly

The Alamance County Board of Elections is looking for Precinct Election Officials and Elections Volunteers. We all like to have a friendly face looking back at us when we go in to vote. There is no one more welcoming to a first time voter or a “first time in a long time” voter than an Alamance Democrat. Please consider making it your face that greets voters during Early Voting or on November 3. More information HERE

Request an Absentee Ballot

We can help spread the workload out for the Board of Elections if we get our absentee ballots now!

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.  If you’d like to check your registration status or register to vote the Times News has this nifty little page. HERE


ACDP Billboard

We all know how important this Election is and we also know that turnout is everything.

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

Alamance County Democrats value Justice, Compassion and Equity

Our Candidates for County Commissioner Showed Up in the Rain

To voice their support for Our Constitutional Right to Vote. We can’t be surprised that they all showed up. They show up at every meeting, march and rally that happens in Alamance County. That’s how they listen and learn about what matters to Alamance County citizens.

Learn more about them HERE

Dreama Caldwell

Kristen Powers

Bob Byrd

Proud to Be an Alamance Democrat

Stand up and stand out as a Proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone. Join the movement!

Order your sign Here

The Judicial Branch


There was a great conversation with Chief Justice Cheri Beasley , Justice Mark Davis and Judge Lucy Inman last night on the Democratic Women of Alamance County’s virtual June Meeting. We also heard from out local candidates for District Court: Judge Larry Brown, Judge Katie Overby and soon to be Judge Doug Green. You can learn more about all of them and also our candidates for the NC Court of Appeals HERE. Also, speaking of the Court of Appeals, Judge Chris Brook has recently released his fourth installment of his Judiciary Explained Series. The first three parts are available HERE. Just scroll down to the section on Appeals Court Judges.

Judiciary Explained, part 4


$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


Don’t forget:

It’s Going to take All of Us

to Make Our Local Political Leaders More Representative and Responsive.

Volunteer today!

There is a job that is just right for you!

Contact : Chair@AlamanceCountyDemocraticParty.com


Board of Elections Budget

Alamance County Commissioners voted 4 to 1 last night to put necessary elections money in the Board of Election’s (BOE) actual budget, and not hold it in their “designated fund balance” as the County Manager had recommended. We are glad the majority of Commissioner listened to the hundreds of Alamance County voters who called, emailed, and made public comments at the Commissioner’s meeting.

The County Manager’s recommendation that the County should keep a quarter of a million dollars or 30% of the County’s election budget in a contingency fund just did not make sense. The BOE budget should not serve as a funding cushion for the County, even during a revenue crisis. Together we reminded the Commissioners that safe, secure, and accessible elections require adequate, dedicated funding. 

The Commissioner’s vote for a funding commitment to the BOE also shows the confidence they have in Director Kathy Holland and her staff, who have always managed to stretch staff, money, and resources while still responsibly conducting local elections.

Together we made sure that during a time of unprecedented uncertainty, the voters in Alamance County can continue to have confidence in our local elections.

June 16, 2020

Support the Board of Elections

Thank you to everyone who has  joined us in this fight.

Our voices have been heard!

The Alamance County Board of Commissioners voted last night to provide full funding for the Board of Elections. 

Chair Of the Board, Amy Galey was the only Alamance County Commissioner to vote against fully funding the Board of Elections.  Instead, Commissioner Galey voted for a 30% cut in election funding.

Commissioner’s Budget Hearing Video

Our Constitutional Right to Vote

We have to maintain our watch and continue to  stand up for our Constitutional Right to Vote. That means we have to continue to pay attention.

Board of Elections meeting today at 3:00 pm

The Budget and early voting sites on agenda.

Agenda and Call-in information Here


 

NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall

Today at 6:30 pm

For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE


 

NC State Democratic Convention

 

 

 

The minutes from the June 6 NC State Democratic Party Convention have arrived.

Read them HERE


 

Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

 

 

 

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

 


 

Vote Absentee

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

ACDP News June 15, 2020

URGENT!

In this unprecedented moment in time we should not expect our Commissioners to financially destabilize access to safe, efficient, and effective voting.

Please Contact the County Commissioners Today

…and tell them that we Support the Board of Elections and want the Board of Elections to have full and secure funding.

Commissioner’s contact information:

  • amy.galey@alamance-nc.com –
  • eddie.boswell@alamance-nc.com
  • steve.carter@alamance-nc.com
  • tim.sutton@alamance-nc.com
  • bill.lashley@alamance-nc.com

Messaging to the Commissioners

Reduced early voting hours, too few voting sites, and not enough trained poll workers and provisional ballots will result in voter suppression due to insufficient access to the voting booth — whether it is the intent of the county commissioners to suppress the vote or not. The blame for any disruption will fall solely on those who chose not to adequately fund the BoE.

The real debate:

We support the full funding of the BoE.

We expect the Alamance County Commissioners to uphold our Constitutional right to a vote; the health of our county, our state, and our country depend on it.

We support the BoE’s full, bipartisan support for BoE Director Kathy Holland’s budget. Her concerns are over many new uncertainties, compounded by longstanding austerity policies and the accumulated effects of those fiscal policies on our elections and our election workers and staff.

By contrasts, we have the County Commissioners and their support for the County Manager budget proposals. Along with recent challenges posed by the corona virus, their budget crisis is the result of their longstanding fiscal policies and they want to use this budget crisis as an excuse to continue their underfunding of our elections. This is not acceptable. 

  1. We support the BoE’s unanimous request to put essential election fund in the actual BoE budget, not in a contingency fund.
  2. We support funding for expanding voter services during a Presidential Election year and the accompanying surge in voter participation
  3. We support spending existing, pre-COVID grant money to make up for ongoing BOE budget shortfalls, as has been necessary in past elections cycles
  4. We support spending COVID grant funding on new challenges posed by the coronavirus
  5. We support the BoE long-standing request to fund safe, secure and adequate facilities for election staff and voting equipment, including a BoE office not challenged by undrinkable water, unsanitary plumbing and over crowed office and storage space
  6. We support elections staffing through adequate compensation for BoE staff and part-time poll workers, who under a long-standing insistence from the County on a flat BoE budget, have lost experienced employees and face hiring challenges due to stagnating salaries a variety of new challenges to elections work.

Commissioner’s responses:

A lot of people are telling us that they are receiving responses from the Commissioners saying that we shouldn’t worry and citing the “actively being applied for” grant money. They are also citing information from a County they consider comparable: Davidson County.

Here are side by side photos of the BoE offices in Davidson and Alamance

Regardless of what the annual budgets of these two counties are it’s pretty clear that Davidson has invested far more seriously in their efforts to protect every American’s most important Constitutional right: The Right to Vote

We want the designated fund balance to be put IN the budget.
The BoE budget was written based on needs from past presidential elections and we know we are going to need every penny.

Here’s what we think that new COVID grant money should be used for if the County gets it:

  • securing larger facilities for voting
  • expanding early voting sites and hours to reduce lines and crowding on Election Day
  • on steps to handle a large increase in absentee ballot processing
  • for pay increases to give incentive for experienced poll workers to come back and to help in the hiring of new poll workers to replace the many older poll workers who may understandably choose to prioritize their health over working the polls
  • for public education to ensure Alamance voters are aware of changes to voting procedures being made to make voting safe, secure accessible. 
  • extra postage, staff and equipment to handle a large increase in absentee ballot processing

Asking the BoE to adapt to the uncertainty of contingency funding and to be required to come begging for that money every two weeks at Alamance County Board of Commissioners meeting, while trying to administer an election in a health crisis is only an invitation for election dysfunction.  

ACDP Acts in Support of the Board of Elections

ACDP Press release:

The Alamance County Democratic Party (ACDP) will hold a press conference at 6 Pm on June 15, 2020 in Sesquicentennial Park, Graham prior to the Alamance County Commissioners’ Meeting scheduled for 7 PM. The timing of the press conference demonstrates ACDP’s support of the Alamance Board of Elections (BOE) and its effort to ensure complete and essential funding within the County budget.

“We must fully fund Alamance County elections!” This was the message on Tuesday, June 9 from more than 60 residents of Alamance who submitted public comments decrying proposed drastic funding cuts to the Alamance County BOE budget. These cuts were presented at the June 1 st County Commissioners meeting by the County Manager who proposed a $715,357 (54%) cut to the BOE budget request. This is a complicated series of cuts and differences between requested funds and proposed cuts. Another way to view the cuts is to consider money promised but not provided and they include the $248,790 withheld in the County’s “designated fund balance,” so that the recommendations for cuts amounted to a $466,567 (35%). The remaining shortfall totaling $457,765.00 would then be contingent
on pending, unconfirmed grant money.

In this unprecedented moment, in which members of our community feel under threat by a pandemic, its associated challenges, and a government that does not fully represent them, we would not expect our County Commissioners to promote and prioritize financially destabilizing access to safe, efficient, and effective voting. We all saw what happened in an underfunded election in Georgia. The Alamance County Democratic Party stands for fair and equitable elections. Regardless of political affiliation, we must protect the rights of every citizen to be heard and to vote. This is how we move forward to a more equitable and just place.

Here is a BoE letter in response to the County’s Recommended Budget HERE

In Case You Missed It:

Here is an excellent essay explaining the issues Now is Not the Time to Cut Funding for an Election


Our Candidates for Alamance County Board of Education

The Board of Education is in charge of the public schools within our school district. The Board sets the school system budget and decides who runs your schools, where kids go to school, how big classes are, and even what textbooks are used. They also set the disciplinary policy for the district.

This year there are 4 open seats on the Alamance Board of Education and we have 8 great candidates.


NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE

NC Democratic Convention

The minutes from the June 6 NC State Democratic Party Convention have arrived.

Read them HERE


NC DMV Online Voter Registration Form: Register to Vote Here


Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

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


Vote Absentee

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


ACDP News June 14, 2020

URGENT!

In this unprecedented moment in time we should not expect our Commissioners to promote and prioritize financially destabilizing access to safe, efficient, and effective voting.

Please Contact the County Commissioners Today

…and tell them that we Support the Board of Elections and want the Board of Elections to have full and secure funding.

It is Sunday so please consider sending them an email rather than phone call and as always, stay polite. Commissioner’s contact information:

Messaging to the Commissioners

  1. We support the BoE’s unanimous request to put essential election fund in the actual BoE budget, not in a contingency fund
  2. We support funding for expanding voter services during a Presidential Election year and the accompanying surge in voter participation
  3. We support spending existing, pre-COVID grant money to make up for ongoing BOE budget shortfalls, as has been necessary in past elections cycles
  4. We support spending COVID grant funding on new challenges posed by the coronavirus
  5. We support the BoE long-standing request to fund safe, secure and adequate facilities for election staff and voting equipment, including a BoE office not challenged by undrinkable water, unsanitary plumbing and over crowed office and storage space
  6. We support elections staffing through adequate compensation for BoE staff and part-time poll workers, who under a long-standing insistence from the County on a flat BoE budget, have lost experienced employees and face hiring challenges due to stagnating salaries a variety of new challenges to elections work

Commissioner’s responses

A lot of people are telling us that they are receiving responses from the Commissioners saying that we shouldn’t worry and citing the “actively being applied for” grant money.

We want the designated fund balance t be put IN the budget. The BoE budget was written bases on needs from past presidential elections and we know we are going to need every penny.

Here’s what we think that new COVID grant money should be used for if the County gets it:

  • securing larger facilities for voting
  • expanding early voting sites and hours to reduce lines and crowding on Election Day
  • on steps to handle a large increase in absentee ballot processing
  • for pay increases to give incentive for experienced poll workers to come back and to help in the hiring of new poll workers to replace the many older poll workers who may understandably choose to prioritize their health over working the polls
  • for public education to ensure Alamance voters are aware of changes to voting procedures being made to make voting safe, secure accessible. 
  • extra postage, staff and equipment to handle a large increase in absentee ballot processing

Asking the BoE to adapt to the uncertainty of contingency funding and to be required to come begging for that money every two weeks at Alamance County Board of Commissioners meeting, while trying to administer an election in a health crisis is only an invitation for election dysfunction.  

ACDP Acts in Support of the Board of Elections

ACDP Press release:

The Alamance County Democratic Party (ACDP) will hold a press conference at 6 Pm on June 15, 2020 in Sesquicentennial Park, Graham prior to the Alamance County Commissioners’ Meeting scheduled for 7 PM. The timing of the press conference demonstrates ACDP’s support of the Alamance Board of Elections (BOE) and its effort to ensure complete and essential funding within the County budget.

“We must fully fund Alamance County elections!” This was the message on Tuesday, June 9 from more than 60 residents of Alamance who submitted public comments decrying proposed drastic funding cuts to the Alamance County BOE budget. These cuts were presented at the June 1 st County Commissioners meeting by the County Manager who proposed a $715,357 (54%) cut to the BOE budget request. This is a complicated series of cuts and differences between requested funds and proposed cuts. Another way to view the cuts is to consider money promised but not provided and they include the $248,790 withheld in the County’s “designated fund balance,” so that the recommendations for cuts amounted to a $466,567 (35%). The remaining shortfall totaling $457,765.00 would then be contingent
on pending, unconfirmed grant money.

In this unprecedented moment, in which members of our community feel under threat by a pandemic, its associated challenges, and a government that does not fully represent them, we would not expect our County Commissioners to promote and prioritize financially destabilizing access to safe, efficient, and effective voting. We all saw what happened in an underfunded election in Georgia. The Alamance County Democratic Party stands for fair and equitable elections. Regardless of political affiliation, we must protect the rights of every citizen to be heard and to vote. This is how we move forward to a more equitable and just place.

Here is a BoE letter in response to the County’s Recommended Budget HERE


In Case You Missed It:

Here is an excellent essay explaining the issues Now is Not the Time to Cut Funding for an Election


NC DMV Online Voter Registration Form: Register to Vote Here


Council of State

Wayne Goodwin for Insurance Commissioner

Learn More about Wayne

HERE

Wayne Goodwin is a native of Hamlet, North Carolina.  The son of a farmer and textile mill worker/elementary school teacher’s assistant, Wayne rose from humble beginnings to graduate first in his high school class and then graduate with honors and as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE

Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

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


Vote Absentee

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


ACDP News June 13, 2020

Due to the COVID19 emergency

New Voter Registrations Are Down 70%.

You can help.
  • Talk to your friends and make sure they are registered.
  • Ask them each to talk to three of their friends and make sure their three friends are registered.
Here’s a link to the NC DMV Online Voter Registration Form:
Register Here

Council of State

Ronnie Chatterji for NC Treasurer

Learn More about Ronnie

HERE

Ronnie Chatterji wants to be our next Treasurer to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. The State Treasurer protects North Carolina’s pension investments, manages the state employee health plan, and approves municipal and state bonds. His background as a business strategy professor at Duke University, adviser to some of the world’s leading organizations, and White House economic adviser to President Obama has prepared him to do this job.


NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE

Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

Ricky Hurtado, Candidate for NC House 63 is!

Learn more about Ricky Hurtado HERE

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


Vote Absentee

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


ACDP News June 12, 2020

This is What an Underfunded Election Looked Like in Georgia Last Tuesday

What went wrong?

“You can’t do Democracy on the cheap”

On Tuesday Georgia had exactly the same problems that the Alamance County Board of Elections is working hard to avoid

  • County elections officials could not find more younger poll workers to replace more experienced ones who didn’t want to work because of the pandemic
  • Jurisdictions ran out of provisional ballots
  • Voting machines were reported to be missing or malfunctioning
  • Hourslong lines, people gave up and left before casting a ballot
  •  Trying to simultaneously conduct an in-person election and a mail-voting one had stretched the resources too thin.
  • Voters reported requesting absentee ballots and waiting months for them to arrive — and some never came at all.

Commissioner Galey (and the County Manager) seek to justify withholding county election funding by including grant money in the recommended budget that is “actively being applied for by County staff” and that they expect the County will have access to outside funds from other sources.”  They are counting on funding our elections with unconfirmed grant money totaling $457,765.00 or 35% of total funding! They are counting chickens before they hatch. Not only is this irresponsible budgeting but is also contrary to the NC Statute that clearly states:

(§ 163-37.  Duty of county board of commissioners.) The respective boards of county commissioners shall appropriate reasonable and adequate funds necessary for the legal functions of the county board of elections, including reasonable and just compensation of the director of elections.  (1999-424, s. 3(a); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b).)

Please make the time to contact our County Commissioners and voice your support for our Board of Elections. Contact info HERE


Due to the COVID19 emergency

New Voter Registrations Are Down 70%.

You can help.
  • Talk to your friends and make sure they are registered.
  • Ask them each to talk to three of their friends and make sure their three friends are registered.
Here’s a link to the NC DMV Online Voter Registration Form:
Register Here

NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE

Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?

Our 3 Candidates for Alamance Board of County Commissioners are!

Learn more about our 3 candidates for the County Commission HERE

Bob Byrd

Dreama Caldwell

Kristen Powers

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


Vote Absentee

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


URGENT NEED To Protect OUR Vote!

Support the Alamance County Board of Elections

In this unprecedented moment in time we should not expect our Commissioners to promote and prioritize financially destabilizing access to safe, efficient, and effective voting.

Here is a BoE letter in response to the County’s Recommended Budget HERE

Please email the Commissioners today and tell them that Alamance County voters have a right to vote safely and efficiently

Please contact the Commissioners and please remember to remain polite. Commissioner’s contact information:

Also, Monday June 15

ACDP will be holding a press conference Monday 6:00 – 6:45 pm in Sesquicentennial Park on the Court House Sq. More details coming soon

The Alamance County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday June 15 at 7pm , in the Historic Court House. Here is the Agenda

If you would like to try and speak at the Monday meeting you must sign up on TODAY, Sunday 6/14/20. This link to sign up to speak HERE