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It looks like the Center for Voter Information is once again sending absentee ballot applications to all NC voters. If you see this white envelope in the mail, don’t throw it out! Please take a few minutes to fill out a form and request your absentee ballot. Or pass it along to another Granville County Democrat!
GCNCDP Treasurer Charlie Gunn has confirmed with our local Board of Elections that this form is correct and the return envelope is addressed properly for Granville County. Reverend Willie Darby of the local NAACP has also looked in this mailing and sent these tips and assurances:
To: GRANVILLE COUNTY NAACP MEMBERS, PASTORS, MINISTERS, CIVIC LEADERS, AND FRIENDS:
This is to notify you of the legitimacy of a 2020 STATE ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM that you may have received by way of U. S. Mail. The form came from “THE CENTER FOR VOTER INFORMATION,” 324 S Wilmington St #417 Raleigh NC 27601.
If the form does not have any of your personal information already filled in then the form is okay/legitimate/authentic. Please note that the form is merely for you to request an absentee ballot.THE FORM IS NOT YOUR BALLOT. IT IS JUST A REQUEST TO HAVE A BALLOT FOR THE NOV. 3rd ELECTION SENT TO YOU SO THAT YOU CAN COMPLETE THE BALLOT AND MAIL IT TO YOUR LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
If you plan to be absent or want to vote by mail the form must be completed and mailed to the Board of Elections right away so that you can receive your ballot, complete it and return it to the Board of Elections in ample time.
We know in the current turmoil your Census letter may be stuck at the bottom of your important mail. Please dig it out and please take the time to file your Census. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Please take the time.Learn about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.2020census.gov2020 Census | United States Census BureauLearn about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters.…Learn about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.
The State Board of Elections has approved the One-Stop Early Voting dates for the March 3, 2020 primary and Board of Education election.
Dates and times for all locations are as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m
Friday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Early voting sites in Granville County include the Richard H. Thornton Library, 210 Main Street in Oxford; the South Branch Library, 1550 South Campus Drive in Creedmoor; and Tar River Elementary School, 2642 Philo White Road in Franklinton.
At an early voting site, registered voters may update their address, but not their party affiliation, as the deadline for changing party affiliation ended on Feb. 7.
Individuals who missed the voter registration deadline (Feb. 7) may still register and vote at any one-stop early voting site in Granville County during the early voting period, Feb. 13 through Feb. 29. To register, individuals must meet certain qualifications and complete a North Carolina Voter Registration Application.
Prospective voters must meet the following qualifications to register to vote:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Have been a resident of North Caorlina, the county, and precinct for 30 days before the lection;
Be at least 18 years old; 17-year-olds may register and vote in a primary elections if they will be 18 at the time of the general elections; and
Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or parole).
For more information about same-day registration, visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/One-Stop-Early-Voting.
To confirm registration status, please visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.
For questions about the 2020 election, please contact the Granville County Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515. The Board of Elections office is located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford.
Note: Voters are NOT required to show a photo ID for the March 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter ID requirement from taking effect, The injuncion will remain in place until further order of the court.
Passing along this press release from the Granville County Board of Elections:
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The municipal filing period is set to begin on Friday, July 5, 2019 at noon and end on Friday, July 19, 2019 at noon. The Board of Elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will not close for lunch during the filing period. The office is located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford. Local offices up for reelection are as follows:
City of Oxford
City Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00
City of Creedmoor
City Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00
Town of Stem
Town Commissioner (3 seats, once of which is an unexpired term)
Filing fee: $5.00
Town of Stovall
Mayor (Seat is not up until 2021)
Town Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $5.00
Town of Butner
Town Council Members (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00
Please bring a check to pay your filing fee. Anyone with questions about filing can contact the Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515.
Dear Granville Democrats,
As you know, our normally scheduled monthly Thursday meeting will not be held in March so that we can come together for the
Granville Democrats County Convention
Saturday, March 30th from 10:30 am – 12 noon
Thornton Library, Oxford
Guest Speaker – Senator Mike Woodard
Registration will begin at 10 am and all precinct Chairs are asked to be ready to provide an updated list of officers and members for your precinct. Thanks to all who have been working so diligently to prepare your precincts for the convention.
- Elections of the Executive Committee
- Elections of Delegates for the District and State Conventions
- Updates from state and local elected officials
- Updates on municipal elections
- Updates on Voter ID, gerrymandering and redistricting, Board of Elections, chief and precinct judges
If you have any questions, please let us know! Hope to see you next Saturday!
LaHoma S. Romocki, Chair
Change is coming for the Granville Dems in 2019!
- The Oxford office will remain open, but without regularly scheduled hours. Instead, we’re hoping to fill the calendar with meetings and other events of interest to Democrats. Do you have a group that’s focused on community needs and policy, or information you want to share with fellow Dems? Please share your ideas!
- LaHoma Romocki has resumed her elected position as Chair of the Granville Dems, and Jim is back as 1st Vice Chair. Note that our two-year term will end in April 2019, when we will gather to elect a new Executive Committee. Would you (or someone you know) be willing to play a key role in this important building year?
- During the recent election, our poll greeters showed the power of organized precincts to bring help and resources right where we need them. Now it’s back to organizing as many precincts as we can, so that we can educate and motivate Democrats throughout the county in 2020.
Fellow Granville Democrats, it’s been my privilege to serve as your acting chair during this 2018 election season. After months of organizing and preparation, the NC Dems have succeeded in breaking the Republican supermajority in the NC legislature! This marks a turning point in stopping one-party rule in Raleigh and restoring free and fair elections.
We also lost some important races, but we fought hard for them. I’m extremely proud of all the work we’ve done. There are too many people to thank individually here, but here are some of the more prominent roles you played:
- the Executive Committee who steered the ship and faithfully kept the books;
- our summer interns who helped to reach out and register new voters;
- the event planners who raised our visibility in the community and made our Unity Dinner such a success;
- the fundraisers and donors who helped us to establish a working headquarters;
- the office staff who kept things up and running;
- the organizers who wrangled a large and changing volunteer workforce;
- the canvassers (some from across NC) who tirelessly knocked on doors, made phone calls, educated and inspired their fellow Democrats;
- our precinct chairs who helped to share the load;
- the poll greeters who guided voters to our endorsed candidates;
- the Election Day poll observers who kept a sharp eye out for problems;
- and of course, our Democratic candidates who worked tirelessly, showed up in
more places than I can count, and inspired all of our efforts.
Now it’s time to catch our breath, document the lessons learned, and think about how we can stay engaged in the “off years” ahead. (By now, I hope we agree that there’s no such thing as an off year.) We need to stay engaged in local government and in service to our neighbors. I’ll have much more to say about that in a future post, but for now, let’s celebrate all that we’ve built and accomplished in 2018.
Elections matter hugely — and, as you know, are often decided by just a few votes. Canvassing is the single most effective way to get voters to the polls. We knock on friendly doors to encourage Democratic voters, and let them know when, where and how to vote.
Please join us! We will always send you out with a partner. Families are very welcome. Children of all ages enjoy it and are really a help!
Meeting place: 1655 Pope Road, Creedmoor 27522
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Nov. 3-5):
Canvass at 1pm and 3pm
Tuesday, Nov 6 is Election Day!
Canvassing all day beginning at 10am. Come when you can!
Sign up at:
Please write with any questions, or text 919-428-9082.
When you visit local gatherings and festivals, keep an eye out for Granville Dems. We’re out registering voters and sharing information about candidates and the Democratic platform. Below are some pictures of our volunteers at the recent NC Hot Sauce Festival.
Watch the calendar for other upcoming events, including some that were postponed due to Hurricane Florence! And we can always use more volunteers, so let us know if you’re interested.