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  • Some Michigan Voters Are Still Waiting For Absentee Ballots
    October 23, 2020 4:33 am
    CBS 62 Detroit - Michigan
    (CNN) — With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, many voters around the country have still not received their mail-in ballots. Printing errors, mail delivery delays and the sheer volume of requests have left many states across the country …
  • Election 2020: More of Your (Non-Issue) Voting Questions Answered
    October 23, 2020 3:16 am
    Westword - Colorado
    Close to 1.3 million Coloradans have voted so far, but others are stymied by questions involving not just who and what to vote for, but how to vote. As the November 3 election draws closer, we're collecting your questions and searching for answers. …
  • NC returns of mail-In ballots vastly outpacing 2016
    October 22, 2020 1:13 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Luke Shealy, WRAL contributor Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina voters continue to fill pollling places and their mailboxes. Over 2.1 million NC residents have already cast a vote in the 2020 election. Voting by absentee ballot has become increasingly …
  • Early voters flock to polls
    October 22, 2020 2:49 am
    Boulder City Review - Nevada
    Tens of thousands of people in Clark County have already participated in early voting with more than 3,000 casting their votes in Boulder City. Early voting took place at City Hall from Oct. 17-20. On the first day, the line of people waiting wound to the …
  • Virtual gala to benefit National Mill Dog Rescue
    October 21, 2020 3:31 pm
    FOX 21 News - Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- By Tuesday, October 20, more than 920,000 Coloradans had already cast their ballots ahead of the 2020 elections. If you're one of them, there are simple measures you can take to track your ballot online. You will be required …
  • Follow these steps to track your mail-in ballot in Colorado
    October 21, 2020 12:27 am
    FOX 21 News - Colorado
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — By Tuesday, October 20, more than 920,000 Coloradans had already cast their ballots ahead of the 2020 elections. If you’re one of them, there are simple measures you can take to track your ballot online. You will be required to …
  • Yes, You Can Vote With A Student ID – Your Election 2020 Questions, Answered Here
    October 20, 2020 10:22 pm
    WMFE - Florida
    The State We’re In knows some voters may be confused by voting by mail, early voting, or the long list of candidates and amendments on the ballot. We’ve been asking you to share your questions the past few weeks, and we’re starting to answer them here. …
  • Early in-person voting begins statewide today
    October 20, 2020 1:34 am
    Berthoud Weekly Surveyor - Colorado
    Special to the Surveyor Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 3 General Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  Already early voting in the state has been …
  • Fire inside official ballot drop box under arson investigation
    October 19, 2020 8:47 pm
    Fox 5 - California
    by: Kristina Bravo and additional reporting by Nancy Fontan and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Oct 19, 2020 / 12:21 PM PDT / Updated: Oct 19, 2020 / 12:21 PM PDT BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities are investigating a fire that ignited inside …
  • Fire that ignited inside official ballot drop box at Baldwin Park Library under investigation
    October 19, 2020 5:21 pm
    KTLA - California
    Authorities are investigating a fire that ignited inside an official ballot drop box outside the Baldwin Park Library on Sunday night. Crews responded to 4181 Baldwin Park Blvd. at around 8 p.m. to find the fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said …
  • Strong early voter turnout in El Dorado County
    October 17, 2020 2:12 am
    South Tahoe Now - California
    EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. - Of the 133,251 registered voters in El Dorado County, 30,886, or 23 percent, have already turned in their ballots. The elections department does not have data from the 2016 election at the same point in time. That election had 97 …
  • Carson City’s Early Voting begins tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 17
    October 17, 2020 1:27 am
    Carson Now - Nevada
    Event Date:  Repeats every day until Fri Oct 30 2020 . October 17, 2020 (All day) October 18, 2020 (All day) October 19, 2020 (All day) October 20, 2020 (All day) October 21, 2020 (All day) October 22, 2020 (All day) October 23, 2020 (All day) October 24, …
  • "Your ballot has been spoiled:" Early voters receive unsettling text message
    October 16, 2020 9:32 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Lora Lavigne, WRAL reporter Durham, N.C. — Although voting by mail has been under scrutiny for months, more than a million people in North Carolina have asked for mail-in ballots. Now, many locals are asking the same question the President himself has …
  • Federal judge scolds NC election board, won’t block state court settlement
    October 15, 2020 9:14 pm
    Carolina Public Press
    North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders pledged to take the fight over absentee-by-mail voting to the Supreme Court of the United States after a lower federal court denied their lawsuit on Wednesday evening and partially granted their argument in …
  • DuPage clerk: Don't procrastinate when it comes to mail-in voting
    October 15, 2020 7:16 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek is urging voters to apply this week if they want to cast their ballots by mail for the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to submit a mail-in ballot application is Oct. 29, though election authorities and state leaders have …
  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's election system is up for the challenge
    October 15, 2020 12:54 pm
    The Gazette - Colorado
    Colorado’s election system is the envy of the nation and is touted as the gold standard. Since being established in 2013, we have conducted 12 elections, using this model of voting including one election (June Primary) in the middle of a pandemic — safely …
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ken Cuccinelli in Mt. Juliet delivers ballot security message
    October 14, 2020 11:52 pm
    The Tennessean
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Deputy Secretary delivered a message in Mt. Juliet Wednesday about ballot security for the presidential election amid concerns about voter fraud. Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli observed the first …
  • DuPage mail-in ballot voters: Apply this week
    October 14, 2020 7:09 pm
    Positively Naperville - Illinois
    DuPage County Clerk’s Office Report DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek urges voters who intend to vote by mail in the 2020 Presidential Election to apply to the Clerk’s office this week. “I strongly advise anyone who intends to vote by mail but hasn’t …
  • Voting FAQs
    October 14, 2020 4:18 pm
    Mountain Xpress - North Carolina
    2020 General Voter Guide In addition to our comprehensive coverage of contested local races in Buncombe County, Mountain Xpress hopes to clear up some frequently asked questions about the process of voting in 2020’s general election. Below, you’ll find …
  • Early voting starts Oct. 15
    October 14, 2020 3:15 pm
    The Smoky Mountain News - North Carolina
    Early voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Oct. 31. Early voting sites in The Smoky Mountain News coverage area will include: Haywood County • Clyde Municipal Building, 8437 Carolina Blvd., Clyde • Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood …
  • Absentee ballot requests hit record as early voting kicks off
    October 14, 2020 10:30 am
    WJBF 6 - Georgia
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Some people are choosing to beat the long lines in this election and opting to vote by absentee ballot instead. This presidential election voters set a record for absentee ballot requests. And there are various ways to submit that …
  • Some Franklin Co. voters should be able to start tracking ballot Wednesday
    October 14, 2020 3:37 am
    NBC4i - Ohio
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, some voters who returned their absentee ballots will begin seeing updates on the county’s ballot tracking website Wednesday. As Franklin County voters returned their ballots to the drop …
  • L.A. County ballot drop box and voting center locations
    October 12, 2020 9:55 pm
    Daily Sundial - California
    Find a bin near you to drop off your ballot before Nov. 3.   Ballot drop off locations:     This is what an official L.A. County ballot drop box looks like: An official ballot drop box was placed at the Northridge Recreational Center on Reseda Boulevard …
  • 2020 presidential election: what Orange County voters need to know about casting a ballot
    October 11, 2020 12:35 am
    Seal Beach Sun - California
    On October 5, the Orange County Registrar of Voters, the agency tasked with administering elections, began sending vote-by-mail ballots to the roughly 1.7 million registered voters in the county. As you wait for your ballot to arrive in the mail, you might …
  • Critical voting info for Colorado- Ballots mailed today, track yours online
    October 10, 2020 4:25 am
    North Denver News - Colorado
    Today,  County Clerks will begin mailing ballots to Colorado voters  To limit the spread of COVID-19, Secretary of State Jena Griswold is encouraging Coloradans to return their voted ballot by dropbox or mail. Dropbox locations are available across the …
  • Colorado Voters Will Soon Find Ballots In Their Mailboxes
    October 9, 2020 6:20 am
    CBS 4 Denver - Colorado
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado law determines that ballots can be sent 25 days in advance of Election Day. That date is Friday. “Of course when there is national coverage, and national things are being said, there’s always an increase in calls and …
  • 1 Million Voters Registered In Santa Clara County For November Election
    October 8, 2020 4:18 am
    CBS News Bay Area - California
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Santa Clara County reached a record high one million registered voters for the Nov. 3 presidential elections. “We’ve seen the percentage of registered voters climb higher and higher and that’s exciting for us here at the Registrar’s …
  • Eagerly awaited election ballots to hit El Paso County mailboxes Friday
    October 7, 2020 7:21 pm
    The Gazette - Colorado
    The wait for those eager to vote in this year's election is nearly over: ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election will be mailed Friday, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said. Roughly 425,000 ballots are ready to go out to about 178,000 …
  • Important voting deadlines NC voters should know
    October 7, 2020 10:18 am
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    There are only a few days left to register to vote on Election Day or by mail. You can check your voter registration status on the State Board of Elections website. If you’re not registered, you can do so online. WRAL's Voter Guide has sample ballots, …
  • Early Voting Begins In California, Mail-In Ballots To Arrive In Mailboxes This Week
    October 6, 2020 4:21 am
    CBS News Los Angeles - California
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Early voting began Monday in California, with in-person polls open at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s headquarters in Norwalk, drop-off boxes ready for ballots in Orange County, and vote-by-mail ballots headed for mailboxes …
  • Ballot box at Pierce
    October 6, 2020 3:12 am
    Roundup - California
    Pierce College’s campus may be closed, but for those in the community looking to exercise their right to vote, the college offers a way to do so.  A new ballot box has been placed on the corner of Winnetka Avenue and Victory Boulevard. CCC Vice Chancellor …
  • Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election
    October 4, 2020 4:10 am
    The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia
    Anyone who has put off signing up to vote in the Nov. 3 elections has until close of business on Monday to get registered. Early voting will run from Monday, Oct. 12, until Friday, Oct. 30. Gordon County will host Saturday voting during that time on Oct. …
  • Front line against fraud: County election workers log long hours processing absentee ballots
    October 3, 2020 4:28 am
    Carolina Public Press
    Worried about voting by mail? Or that North Carolina’s by-mail voting system is ripe for fraud? Don’t be. All over the state, election workers are doing what Lori Huskins did Monday in the Mitchell County elections office: methodically scanning the unique …
  • Turn Out the Vote in November
    October 3, 2020 2:12 am
    Q Notes
    “Vote for our lives.” “Your vote is your voice.” These and other “Get Out the Vote” campaign slogans are fueling communities around the Carolinas fighting against voter suppression efforts in a vital election that is loaded with political division, a …
  • Fulton’s Nov. 3 election prep includes hole impacting Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto
    October 2, 2020 9:06 pm
    Marietta Daily Journal - Georgia
    Fulton County’s plan for the Nov. 3 general election includes 30 early voting precincts plus other outreach or mobile locations, but it’s still lacking in one area. The county won’t have a polling location in the cities of Chattahoochee Hills or Palmetto …
  • More than 300,000 North Carolina voters have successfully cast ballots by mail
    October 1, 2020 11:32 pm
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) With 33 days until the November 3 election, county boards of elections have approved the absentee ballots of about 300,000 voters. This means 4% of registered voters in North Carolina have already cast their ballots in the 2020 general …
  • Common mistakes to avoid when voting absentee
    October 1, 2020 12:33 am
    WWAY - North Carolina
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Nearly 20,000 absentee ballots requested and almost 7,500 ballots returned and approved in Brunswick County with two weeks away from the beginning of early voting. Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts says …
  • Mail-in voting soars in NC as the pandemic reshapes the election
    September 30, 2020 6:06 am
    The Chronicle - North Carolina
    More than 248,000 mail-in ballots have already been cast in North Carolina, with Durham County at more than 14,000.  North Carolina voters have cast 248,400 absentee ballots as of Sept. 28, compared with 191,606 total absentee ballots cast in the 2016 …
  • Three ways to vote in El Dorado County
    September 30, 2020 6:05 am
    South Tahoe Now - California
    EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. - Ballots for the November 3 General Election were mailed on Monday to the over 130,000 registered voters in El Dorado County. “There has been significant news and concern about the United States Postal Service’s ability to handle …
  • As Americans worry about mailed ballots, most states now offer a way to track them
    September 29, 2020 11:35 pm
    NBC News
    Forty-six states have quietly adopted a free way for every voter to track their ballot this year, a potential rebuttal to fears that voting by mail is inherently risky. Ballot-tracking systems, a first for most states this presidential election, are a …
  • Absentee ballot tracking tool launched in Georgia for Nov. 3 election
    September 29, 2020 10:50 pm
    The Rome News-Tribune - Georgia
    Georgians planning to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 general election have a new way to track the status of their absentee ballots after requesting one. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office has launched a new online tracking system called BallotTrax …
  • Get in loser, we're going voting! How, when and where to vote in this election
    September 29, 2020 9:51 pm
    Connect Savannah - Georgia
    THIS YEAR'S general election includes the highly anticipated presidential election, as well as two Georgia Senate races and Savannah’s district attorney and county commissioner races. It’s an important time to make your voice heard. Are you ready to …
  • In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox
    September 29, 2020 9:01 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By NC Watchdog Reporting Network By the time headlines across the country began to detail concerns over the U.S. Postal Service, Brunswick County resident Robert Brunson had already suffered the consequences. A diabetic, Brunson regularly ordered his …
  • Where’s my vote? Tracking ID guarantees that your mail-in ballot is counted in the 2020 election
    September 28, 2020 11:05 am
    MarketWatch
    Americans have been able to vote by mail since the Civil War, and they’ve trusted that a mailed-in ballot would be counted — and counted correctly. Now the coronavirus pandemic is driving many questions around the November 2020 elections, and one of the …
  • Georgians can now get alerts about their absentee ballot
    September 27, 2020 4:26 pm
    The Washington Times
    ATLANTA (AP) - Georgians who choose to vote by mail are getting another way to keep track of their ballot throughout the process. BallotTrax, a service launched in Georgia on Friday, will allow voters to receive text messages, phone calls or emails about …
  • Judicial Voter Guide 2020 on the way
    September 25, 2020 9:05 pm
    Blowing Rocket
    All North Carolina households — about 4.7 million in all — will soon receive the Judicial Voter Guide 2020. The 2020 guide contains information about all candidates for N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. It also includes important election dates …
  • Black voters' mail-in ballots in NC rejected twice as often as whites. Why?
    September 25, 2020 12:44 pm
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Mail-in ballots cast by Black voters during the past three weeks have been rejected more than twice as often as those from white voters, a CBS17.com data analysis found. State Board of Elections data Thursday indicate 203,307 of …
  • Voting begins today in the suburbs: What you need to know
    September 24, 2020 9:32 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    As voting begins around the suburbs today, election officials hope one message rises above the political din over the presidential election: Don't procrastinate. Vote-by-mail applications have flooded county clerk's offices as voters take advantage …
  • 'Today is historic': Long lines and waits as early voters turn out in force
    September 24, 2020 9:32 pm
    Daily Herald - Illinois
    Voters around the suburbs are turning out in droves for the start of early voting Thursday, waiting in line for hours to cast their ballots in the presidential election. The coronavirus pandemic and a heated election year are upending what would normally …
  • Important voting deadlines draw near
    September 23, 2020 5:23 pm
    The Smoky Mountain News - North Carolina
    The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there are plenty of ways to vote early, or vote from the comfort of one’s own home, but there are a lot of deadlines and procedural steps that voters need to be aware of, to ensure their vote counts. Here’s a …
  • Voter registration deadline approaching
    September 23, 2020 2:15 pm
    Yadkin Ripple - North Carolina
    The voter registration deadline for the 2020 general election is swiftly approaching. Oct. 9 by 5 p.m. is the final day voters may register or make changes to their registration ahead of the November election. Absentee by mail voting began on Sept. 4 and …
  • Will Your Mail-In Vote Count? Track It and Find Out.
    September 22, 2020 4:34 pm
    SF Gate - California
    Will Your Mail-In Vote Count? Track It and Find Out. The vast majority of states have some sort of technology in place to track your mail-in ballot, according to a surprisingly positive report by the Washington Post. As tech reporter Geoffrey A. Fowler …
  • State Board of Elections: 'Unprecedented' demand slowing online ballot-tracking service
    September 21, 2020 6:54 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. — A massive spike in absentee ballot requests has caused a backlog at local boards of elections, delaying for some voters the initial steps it takes to process a request and send out a ballot, the …
  • DuPage County Clerk addresses contents of letter to electors
    September 19, 2020 3:29 am
    Positively Naperville - Illinois
    Statement from DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek on Vote by Mail Letter sent by Secretary of State’s Office to Voters. Over the past few days, many DuPage County voters have received a letter from Secretary of State Jesse White’s office alerting them that …
  • How to track your ballot like a UPS package
    September 18, 2020 12:18 pm
    The Washington Post
    I did a double take: For once, there’s a new use for technology that might build confidence in our democracy, rather than tear it down. Turns out, California isn’t alone. Gearing up for the largest vote-by-mail election in American history, a patchwork of …
  • The Wiltern, Hollywood Palladium join growing list of venues serving as polling places for 2020 election
    September 17, 2020 10:32 am
    KTLA - California
    With no immediate plans for the return of crowded concerts during the pandemic, two music venues in Los Angeles plan to serve as polling places for the upcoming November election. The Hollywood Palladium and the Wiltern are just two of several Live Nation- …
  • Questions about North Carolina’s absentee ballots? Well, we have some answers
    September 17, 2020 10:19 am
    Gaston Gazette - North Carolina
    Thousands of voters have already sent in their mail-in ballots, but nearly 1,700 have been rejected. Why? Lukas Hoff, a graduate student in Carrboro, wasn’t used to North Carolina’s mail-in voting process. In 2016, he lived in Colorado where every …
  • State launches online ballot tracking service
    September 16, 2020 8:57 pm
    The Stokes News - North Carolina
    From Staff Reports North Carolina has launched a new online tool that allows voters to track the status of their absentee ballots. The State Board of Elections is directing people to a service called BallotTrax, which is available through the agency’s …
  • Attorney General, state elections board: Don’t vote twice
    September 16, 2020 8:20 pm
    The Appalachian - North Carolina
    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and the North Carolina State Board of Elections want to make one thing clear: voting twice is illegal in North Carolina. Stein and the state board are countering President Donald Trump’s multiple suggestions that …
  • Secretary of State Padilla talks voting access, safety in November election
    September 16, 2020 4:36 am
    Pleasanton Weekly - California
    The last day for mailing out ballots to voters is Oct. 5, but for military and overseas voters, ballots are mailed out 45 days in advance. Ballots typically would be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and received up to three days afterward, …
  • Tracking your vote: New NC elections tool lets voters check on status of mailed ballots
    September 14, 2020 11:34 pm
    Carolina Public Press
    Voting by mail just got an upgrade in North Carolina. Now, voters can track their by-mail ballots step by step, from when their county board of elections sends their ballot to when it is returned and accepted.  On Friday, the N.C. Board of Elections …
  • You will be able to track your 2020 mail ballot in Colorado
    September 14, 2020 7:54 pm
    Fox 31 Denver - Colorado
     DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Monday that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election. According to Monday’s …
  • Colorado expands tracking app for November mail-in ballots
    September 14, 2020 7:15 pm
    Arizona Daily Star
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado is expanding its mail-in ballot tracking app so that all voters in the state can use it, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Monday. Colorado voters in all 64 counties will be able to check the status of their mailed ballots …
  • How to track your 2020 mail ballot in Colorado
    September 14, 2020 3:21 pm
    Fox 31 Denver - Colorado
     DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Monday that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election. According to Monday’s …
  • Board of Elections introduces online ballot tracking tool
    September 13, 2020 4:08 am
    WWAY - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WWAY) — The State Board of Elections has introduced a new online service to help voters track the status of their absentee ballot. BallotTrax launched Friday, September 11, and is available through links on the State Board of Elections’ …
  • All Colorado voters will be able to track their ballots in fall election
    September 12, 2020 5:08 pm
    Denver Post - Colorado
    Colorado voters will have a new tool this fall to ensure their ballot is counted. A few counties across the state have been allowing voters to track the life of their ballots, and beginning with the upcoming election voters in all of Colorado’s 64 counties …
  • State Board of Elections launches absentee ballot tracking service for voters
    September 12, 2020 8:38 am
    WNCT 9 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) North Carolina voters who vote by mail can now track the status of their absentee ballot with a new online service called BallotTrax. It’s one of three ways voters who cast their ballot by mail in North Carolina can ensure their ballot …
  • Raleigh couple rethink voting by mail after having trouble getting their mail
    September 12, 2020 1:42 am
    WNCN 17 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A couple who planned to vote by mail this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic say they’re now questioning whether to do that due to an ongoing issue they’ve experienced with getting their mail.  Phillip Linder and Ryan Jones, who live in …
  • Worried your mail-in ballot could be lost? State elections director says worry no more
    September 11, 2020 3:38 am
    ABC11 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Many of us have had or heard a horror story about something getting 'lost in the mail'. So with all the recent talk of changes at the US Postal Service, state elections officials have scrambled to put a mail-in ballot tracking …
  • Yamhill County ballot tracking
    September 10, 2020 5:34 am
    News Register - Oregon
    Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen suggests voters use two online services to track their ballots: “The ‘My Vote’ application on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website is a quick, easy and accessible tool that gives Oregon voters the ability to …
  • California Secretary of State Discusses Voting, Safe Access During November Election
    September 10, 2020 12:43 am
    CBS News Bay Area - California
    SACRAMENTO (CBF SF) — California Secretary of State Alex Padilla spoke to reporters Wednesday about voting access and safety this year during the pandemic. “To say this is an unprecedented year” with the political climate and the pandemic “would be an …
  • What Seniors Need to Know about Voting in the Era of Coronavirus
    September 9, 2020 7:34 pm
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    By Liisa Ogburn There are only 55 days until Election Day and many questions, especially among seniors, about how to vote safely and ensure your mail-in ballot has been counted. The North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) recently launched a new …
  • North Carolinians shouldn't vote twice in November, the NC Board of Elections said
    September 9, 2020 3:13 am
    The Chronicle - North Carolina
    This article and the accompanying image were originally published by The Daily Tar Heel at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and are republished here as part of the One Vote North Carolina student media collaboration. Copyright by The Daily …
  • Hundreds of ballots accepted as N. Carolina begins voting
    September 8, 2020 11:05 pm
    The Washington Times
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Hundreds of ballots were accepted in North Carolina on Tuesday, making the Tar Heel State the first in the nation to kick off voting in the November general election. County elections officials accepted 903 of the more than 606,000 …
  • A message from Karen Brinson Bell of the State Board of Elections to NC voters
    September 5, 2020 5:54 pm
    Chatham Journal - North Carolina
    Raleigh, NC – The following is a message to North Carolina voters from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections: Photo by Element5 Digital It is illegal to vote twice in an election. N.C.G.S. § 163-275(7) makes …
  • NC elections director warns against double voting
    September 5, 2020 5:30 pm
    WGHP Fox 8 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, released a statement on Thursday warning against voting twice. The full statement is provided below: “The following is a message to North Carolina voters …
  • Trump’s Bad Advice for Mail-In Voters
    September 5, 2020 12:17 am
    FactCheck.org
    Elections officials and voting experts say President Donald Trump gave bad advice when he encouraged mail-in voters to show up at polling places on Election Day and cast an in-person ballot if poll workers can’t confirm that their mail-in ballot was …
  • Unprecedented number of absentee ballots requested in NC amid COVID-19 pandemic
    September 4, 2020 11:18 pm
    WNCN 17 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The first ballots of the 2020 general election began being mailed to North Carolina voters Friday, as an unprecedented number of people request to vote absentee amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of Friday, the State Board of Elections …
  • Editorial: 'Law & order' president protects lawbreaking and rule dodging
    September 4, 2020 11:54 am
    WRAL 5 - North Carolina
    CBC Editorial: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020; Editorial #8583 The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company. For an incumbent desperate to portray himself as a law-and-order guy, President Donald Trump is an unrelenting advocate for lawbreaking and …
  • During Raleigh visit, Vice President Pence suggests sending absentee ballot early, going to poll on Election Day
    September 4, 2020 9:53 am
    WNCN 17 - North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As election officials across the state prepare to send out hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots later this week, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that “it would still be a good idea to go to the polls on Election Day to …
  • Voting twice is illegal and you shouldn't do it
    September 4, 2020 3:09 am
    CNN
    Officials also made it clear double ballots "will not be counted" and said in-person efforts to check the status of mail ballots will "make lines longer" and could further spread the Covid-19. Trump has promoted outlandish lies and …
  • Election 2020: How To Register And Make Sure Your Vote Gets Counted
    September 3, 2020 11:55 am
    CBS News Bay Area - California
    MARTINEZ (KPIX) — With the election less than ten weeks away, here is what you need to know about registering to vote and making sure the vote you cast was counted. The Contra Costa County town of Martinez is decked out in red, white and blue. It’s the …
  • California Ballot Tracker – Where’s My Ballot
    September 3, 2020 6:51 am
    CBS13 Sacramento - California
    Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot—when it is mailed, received, and counted—has never been easier. The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by- …
  • Trump appears to encourage North Carolinians to vote twice to test the system
    September 3, 2020 2:50 am
    CNN
    Americans can only vote once per election."Well, they'll go out and they'll go vote, and they're going to have to go and check their vote by going to the poll and voting that way, because if it tabulates, then they won't be able to do …
  • Staples Center to serve as voting center along with The Forum, Dodgers Stadium
    August 30, 2020 10:52 pm
    KTLA - California
    Angelenos can add the Staples Center to the list of local sporting venues that will serve as voting centers for the upcoming election. The L.A. Lakers, L.A. County Registrar and AEG, the company that owns the downtown L.A. arena, announced the move in a …