2016 State Wide Edition of Voter Guide

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We Must Battle the Politics of Hate! | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

March to the Polls During Early Voting!

Join the NC NAACP in kicking off Early Voing by marching to the Polls across the state. 

Because of our voting rights victory in the 4th Circuit Court:
1. You do NOT need a photo ID to vote.
2. You can register and vote on the same day during Early Voting.
3. Early Voting lasts from October 20th to November 5th.

Keep checking this Facebook event to see new march to the polls being organized!


Durham County - NC Central University
Gather at 10:00 am at Hoey Circle on NCCU's campus

Mecklenburg County - Johnson C. Smith University
Gather at 11:00 am at THE BLOCK
100 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC

Bertie County
Gather at 8:00 am at PPI Building
329 Hwy 13/17 S. Windsor, NC

Gaston County
Gather at 12:00 pm at the Rotary Pavilion
Downtown Gastonia

Transylvania County
Gather at 10:00 am at Bethel A Church
92 Oakdale St. Brevard, NC


Guilford County - NC A&T University
Gather at 3:00 PM at the A&T 4 Statue on A&T's campus

Guilford County - Bennett College
Gather at 2:00 PM outside of the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on Bennett's campus

Guilford County
Gather at 3:45 pm at the Temple Memorial Baptist Church
1458 Cedrow Dr. High Point, NC

Yancey County
Gather at 4:00 pm at the Roses Parking Lot
120 Reservoir Rd. Burnsville, NC


Duplin County
Gather at 10:00 am at the parking lot across from Carolina Barbecue in Kenansville, NC

Durham County
Gather at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church
305 E Main St. Durham, NC

Forsyth County
Gather at 12:00 pm at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church
630 North Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC

Harnett County
Gather at 12:00 pm at the Harnett Board of Elections
308 W Duncan St. Lillington, NC

Johnston County
Gather at 10:00 am at First Missionary Baptist Church
403 N Caswell St. Smithfield, NC

Mecklenburg County
Gather at 11:00 am at Romare Bearden Park
Corner of East MLK Jr Blvd and Church St in Uptown Charlotte

Moore County
Gather at 12:00 pm at the Congregational Church of Pinehurst
895 Linden Rd. Pinehurst, NC

New Hanover County
Gather at 10:30 am at St Stephen AME Church
501 Red Cross St. Wilmington, NC

Orange County
Gather at 1:30 pm at First Community Baptist Church
509 Eno St. Hillsborough NC

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Rockingham County
Gather at one of the three polling locations - Salvation Army Community Center in Reidsville, Eden Library, or Madison Mayodan Library - from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Rutherford County
Gather at 8:45 am at the National Guard Armory
890 Withrow Rd. Forest City, NC


Craven County
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Gather at 12:30 pm at Union Point Park at the stage area 
210 E Front St. New Bern, NC

Person County
Gather from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Person Board of Elections
331 S Morgan St. Roxboro, NC

Wake County
Gather at 10:45 am at Shaw University Athletic Practice Field
118 South St Raleigh, NC


Pasquotank County - Elizabeth City State University
Gather at 11:00 am at GR Little Library Parking Lot
ECSU Campus

Iredell County
Gather at 12:00 pm at Iredell County Courthouse
203 Stockton St. Statesville, NC


Durham - NC Central University
Gather at 10:40 am at Hoey Circle
NCCU Campus 

Jackson - Western Carolina University
Gather at 12:00 pm


Alamance County
Gather at 12:30 pm at Graham Court Square
1 SE Court Square, Graham, NC

Buncombe County - UNC Asheville
Gather at 11:00 am
1 University Hts, Asheville, NC 28804


Buncombe County
Gather at 2:00 pm at Pack Square Park
Downtown Asheville

Supreme Court Denies North Carolina's Stay Application and Maintains the Injunction on Racially Discriminatory Provision of HB 589

Supreme Court Denies North Carolina's Stay Application and Maintains the 
Injunction on Racially Discriminatory Provision of HB 589

DURHAM –  Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied North Carolina’s application to recall and stay the mandate entered by the Fourth Circuit on July 29th, 2016. The Fourth Circuit mandate struck down five racially discriminatory provisions of HB 589, including the Voter ID requirement. This ruling validates the victory of the people of North Carolina, leaving in place the prohibition on those discriminatory provisions for the upcoming November election. This denial follows the Court of Appeals’ finding in July that discriminatory intent impermissibly motivated Gov. Pat. McCrory and the General Assembly to enact HB 589. The NC NAACP State Conference released the following statement:

“Today we achieved another major victory for justice, African Americans, Latinos, and all North Carolinians,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP. “The highest Court in the land has rejected the State’s efforts to implement election provisions found by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to have been enacted with discriminatory intent. This critical rejection of the State’s position will allow the people of North Carolina to exercise the fundamental right to vote this November without expansive restrictions by racist politicians or racist policies. North Carolina voters will not be asked to show a restrictive and discriminatory Photo ID at the polls this November. Early voting will begin on October 20th and will include the option of Same-Day-Registration, allowing all eligible voters to be able to register and vote at the same time during the Early Voting period. Votes cast by eligible voters in the wrong precinct but the right county will be counted on election day in North Carolina and “pre-registration” of youth aged 16 and 17 is once again available in the state.”

“The NC NAACP State conference and all of its local branches are reinforced by this ruling, as we continue our mobilization efforts to educate and assist local communities on the voting mechanisms available to them in the upcoming election. We urge the State of North Carolina and Gov. McCrory to accept -as the Supreme Court has affirmed today- that racially discriminatory laws have no place at the ballot box. Politics as usual is no longer acceptable in our State, and the legislature cannot erect barriers to plainly undermine the growing voting strength of African American and Latino voters. It is time to move forward toward a shared prosperous future for all North Carolinians and to heal the core of our democracy in this State and in this nation.

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