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Statewide Voting Rights Advocates Host Election Day Press Briefs

For more information, contact: 

Joselle Torres, Communications Manager

Phone: 919-908-7930

(MORRISVILLE, NC) — Democracy North Carolina will host virtual press conferences at their Morrisville office on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 9:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Co-Executive Director Cheryl Carter, alongside North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, ACLU of North Carolina, Common Cause North Carolina, El Pueblo, and Forward Justice, will be available to answer media inquiries related to voter turnout, absentee ballot guidance, and voter suppression/intimidation. The nonpartisan voter hotline received more than 2,300 calls in the weeks leading up to the election, as Early Voting turnout eclipsed that of the 2018 election.

What: Democracy North Carolina and the North Carolina Election Protection Coalition


  • Cheryl Carter, Co-Executive Director, Democracy North Carolina
  • Chavi Koneru, Executive Director, North Carolina Asian Americans Together
  • Melissa Price Kromm, Director, North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections
  • Mitchell Brown, Counsel, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Chantal Stevens, Executive Director, ACLU of North Carolina
  • J. Sailor Jones, Associate Director, Common Cause North Carolina
  • Iliana Santillan, Executive Director, El Pueblo
  • Caitlin Swain, Co-Director, Forward Justice

Where: 3000 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC, 27560 OR Register to join virtually on Zoom.

When: November 8, 2022

9:30AM – Co-Executive Director, Cheryl Carter and organizations in the Election Protection space will discuss what advocates have been seeing at polling locations and any issues being addressed through the Election Protection hotline, and connect with organizers on the ground in Pasquotank, Alamance, and Wake Counties.

2:00PM – Democracy North Carolina, Research Manager, Jean-Patrick Grillet, will provide the latest updates on turnout data.

7:00PM – Cheryl Carter and Adrienne Kelly, Co-Executive Directors of Democracy NC, will provide an overview of what we can expect in the final rush of Election Day voting.

To access the virtual press conference, please visit to find links to each press conference based on topic and time of interest.


Democracy North Carolina is a statewide nonpartisan organization that works to strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.