elections

Politics
4:38 am
Thu May 8, 2014

State Election Officials Continue Efforts to Collect Voter ID Information

Poll workers at precincts across the state passed out literature and collected contact information from voters who said they didn't have a photo ID during Tuesday's primary. Election officials will continue the process in the 2014 general election. The voter ID requirement takes effect in 2016.
Credit Keri Brown

In August 2013, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a sweeping voter identification law. Some of the provisions included requiring voters to cast their ballots in their appointed precincts and reducing the state's early voting period from 17 to 10 days. Several components of the new law are being challenged in at least four federal and state lawsuits.

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Politics
2:18 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Martin Defeats Baker For Forsyth County Commissioner's Seat

Don Martin says his first priority as county commissioner will be bringing jobs to the area.
Credit Courtesy of Don Martin

Former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Superintendent Don Martin defeated an incumbent county commissioner to win the Republican nomination for the largely suburban District B seat.

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Politics
2:10 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Schatzman Wins Primary for Forsyth County Sheriff

Bill Schatzman was first elected as sheriff of Forsyth County in 2002.
Credit Courtesy of Bill Schatzman

Incumbent Bill Schatzman defeated two challengers Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for  Forsyth County sheriff.

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Politics
1:31 am
Wed May 7, 2014

GOP's Tillis Wins Outright, Will Face U.S. Senator Kay Hagan In Fall

Thom Tillis was able to secure more than 40 percent of the vote to avoid a mid-July runoff.
Paul Garber

Thom Tillis has won North Carolina's Republican Senate primary and will take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

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election
6:05 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

NC's District 12 Residents Must Wait Until 2015 for a Congressional Representative

North Carolina's District 12 is listed among the top ten gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States.
Credit ecointersect.com

One North Carolina Congressional seat will stay vacant until January 2015

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