Find your County BOE and contact them for info on their upcoming meeting.
Given the importance of 2020 decision-making on your county’s Early Voting plans, it’s vital to have Early Voting advocates like you year-round and ready to take action for your communities. During the current 17-day one-stop period, counties are required to offer Early Voting on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the final Saturday prior to Election Day.
NOTE: On July 17, 2020, the State Board of Elections issued an emergency order mandating all 100 North Carolina counties provide safe and secure voting access, including added sites, hours, and options for Early Voting. The order includes the following requirements:
#1 – Watch our Early Voting Advocacy Training, full of expert guidance on how to help you win good Early Voting plans.
#2 – Counties are considering Early Voting plans now. Look up your county board of elections and contact them to find out when the next meeting will be.
# 3 – Print our Early Voting Advocacy Packet, full of resources to learn the best ways to influence the hours and locations your county offers voters during Early Voting and a paper report form for documenting what happens.
#4 – Check out our letters to county election officials with specific recommendations on prioritizing Early Voting locations and days.
# 5 – Review prior county Early Voting plans and use it as a guide to prep & advocate for similar (or better) plans in 2020.
# 6 – Want to quickly share out information about Early Voting discussions and planning from your County Board of Elections meeting? Fill out our EV Advocacy Report Form.
Questions? For more information about how to advocate for better Early Voting Plans, please contact email@example.com or call 888-OUR-VOTE.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share new information related to your County BOE’s meeting schedule and results. Questions? For more information for how to advocate for better Early Voting plans, call 888-OUR-VOTE.
Use this handy guide to help you advocate for better Early Voting plans, including what to watch and ask for.
The way voting laws are applied in North Carolina is often decided at the local level. We need to understand how the election system operates locally to make sure it works fairly. To be most effective, that means:
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