A project of the N.C. Public Interest Research Group has made more than 100,000 student contacts in the past two weeks to encourage students to vote. Locally, more than 14,000 contacts were made on the UNC-Asheville campus. Organizer Erin Larkin (in red) gets her shirt signed by Daniel Evans while his wife Amanda looks on. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Early voting began yesterday with its highest turnout yet, as 6,512 people showed up to cast their ballots at 18 locations around Buncombe County. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Early voting starts on Thursday, Oct. 18. Signs like this one at the West Asheville Library will mark the sites. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Early voting for the the July 17 runoff election starts today, June 28, giving Buncombe County residents a chance to cast their ballots for several races.
Hats off to Mountain Xpress for the voter guide edition [“Election 2012: Pick Your Players,” May 2 Xpress]. The guide helped me to select candidates for county commissioner and county commission chair. I was unable to find good info on where each candidate stood on the issues from the online voter guide. I think the […]
Throughout election day and night, Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd aggregated tweets and photos using Storify. The emotional tweets, election projections, neat Instagram photos, and more can be found here. (photo by Caitlin Byrd)
It’s a busy day in North Carolina news rooms. With the first stage of the governor’s race, two congressional primaries, local races, and the much-debated Amendment One on the ballot, turnout is expected to be high. Follow the news via Twitter at #avlelect, and check here for dispatches as they come in. Photo by Max Cooper.
There’s a slew of candidates (and a very controversial constitutional amendment) on the ballot. Here’s Xpress’ guide to today’s elections, including candidate questionnaires and an analysis of Amendment One.
There are many among us who are complaining that our citizens are either incapable or unable to get a voter identification card. I believe those who are saying no to the voter identification bill are short-changing the knowledge and abilities of our citizenry who elected our public officials. If they are incapable of getting a […]
A citizen votes. Always.
From my point of view, all legislators, City Council members and [Buncombe] county commissioners are merely employees of The People, since we hire them (by voting) and pay their salaries (through taxes). This is the perspective from which I evaluate information on, about or from anyone political. Much of the political commentary I read in […]
Do you have a driver’s license or another form of photo identification? If not, you may be in for a rude awakening next election. North Carolina state representatives have proposed changes to House Bill 351 that would require all those voting in person to present a government-issued photo ID or other form of photo identification. […]
So the Republicans are back in control of the North Carolina General Assembly and immediately they began to speak in code. The most egregious local example was an interview in the Jan.19 Mountain Xpress, "Front Row Seats: A New Start for N.C.'s Grand Old Party.” Former Buncombe Republican chair Bill Keller's first advice to the […]
In your Jan. 19 [article] “Front Row Seats,” I read about [former GOP chairman] George Keller. I was astounded by his top two priorities: To require photo identification for voting and to work on redistricting. He stated he was embarrassed about “the division of this state.” I agree he should be embarrassed, but the embarrassment […]
I love taking my kids to vote with me. It’s the time in my life when I feel most American — when I’m a small but possibly significant cog in the slow-turning wheel of democracy. And I want to share that feeling of historic significance with my kids.
Due to record voter turnout, the Buncombe County Board of Elections has extended voting hours on the final day of the early voting period. Voters can now register and cast a ballot at the 15 early voting locations until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Citing a lack of evidence, the Buncombe County Board of Elections voted 2-1 in a tense meeting this afternoon to dismiss complaints by the Buncombe County Republican Party that election law was violated when James Taylor concert tickets were given away at three polling locations.
The Buncombe County Republican Party will submit complaints alleging that election law was violated when James Taylor concert tickets were given away “at several polling locations,” according to a statement issued this afternoon.
Early voting is underway, and if you’re looking for a reason to get out and cast a ballot, here are a few suggestions.
Before you journey to the polls — during the Early Voting period over the next two weeks or on the Nov. 4 General Election Day — what information would you like to have about the voting process? Ask us here, and we’ll share the answers with everyone.