Voter turnout http://wfae.org en Dismal Turnout Expected For Primary Elections http://wfae.org/post/dismal-turnout-expected-primary-elections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early voting is underway for Charlotte’s electoral primaries—it ends Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Then, polls open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning and close at 7:30 p.m. in the evening. Local primaries traditionally have dismal turnout. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections reports that, through Wednesday, about 3,000 people have taken part in early voting, about double the total in 2011, but still less than a tenth of the number in 2012’s presidential primaries.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:15:43 +0000 Ben Bradford 34787 at http://wfae.org Dismal Turnout Expected For Primary Elections High Voter Turnout For Republicans And African-Americans http://wfae.org/post/high-voter-turnout-republicans-and-african-americans <p>Republicans increased their numbers at the poll by more than 60,000 this year, while the number of Democrats decreased by 53,000. And the four groups with the highest voter turnout in the state were Republicans, African Americans, women and senior citizens. That's according to Democracy North Carolina, a voting rights group that <a href="http://democracy-nc.org/downloads/NCVoterTurnout2012PR.pdf" target="_blank">analyzed the voter turnout data</a> released by the State Board of Elections last week.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:30:39 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 17987 at http://wfae.org High Voter Turnout For Republicans And African-Americans