Voting http://wfae.org en Unaffiliated Status Gains Appeal To Younger Black Voters http://wfae.org/post/unaffiliated-status-gains-appeal-younger-black-voters <p>A recent <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/19/4399850/voting-fight-is-it-race-or-is.html#.UmSFZ5QaeLj">article</a> in the Charlotte Observer had the headline asking, “Voting fight: Is it race or politics?”</p><p>For intensely partisan observers, the redistricting fight is either racial <u>or</u> political. But, in looking deeper into the numbers nowadays, the answer is that the voting fight is much more race <u>and</u> politics.&nbsp;</p><p>Going into the future, however, it could be ‘or’ rather than ‘and’ when it comes to racial politics in North Carolina.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:44:16 +0000 Michael Bitzer 38095 at http://wfae.org Unaffiliated Status Gains Appeal To Younger Black Voters North Carolina's Voter Photo ID Law & 'Moral Mondays' Come To Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/north-carolinas-voter-photo-id-law-moral-mondays-come-charlotte <p>On Monday, Governor McCrory signed a new election bill into law, a move that has received a lot of attention nationwide. Supporters of the Republican-backed law say that it will cut down on voter fraud while opponents claim it's a way to suppress voting among groups who tend to lean left. However you see it, the new law&nbsp;will mean changes for every voter in the state. For example, it requires a state issued license or ID to vote, reduces the number of early voting days and ends same-day registration.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We learn about the changes and find out how voters should prepare themselves before going to the polls. Then, our next guests have been fighting the voter ID bill and now plan to fight the law in court. The state's branch of the NAACP has been protesting this and many other changes coming out of the state legislature in what they call "Moral Monday" rallies and now they're coming to Charlotte. Learn more, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 33404 at http://wfae.org North Carolina's Voter Photo ID Law & 'Moral Mondays' Come To Charlotte Voting Goes Smoothly In Charlotte So Far http://wfae.org/post/voting-goes-smoothly-charlotte-so-far <p>Election officials say there have been few problems – none major – with voting in the Charlotte area Tuesday. For the most part, people have obeyed laws preventing campaigning too close to polling places, voting machines have functioned properly, and voters have faced short lines. Many election officials say the short waits are in part because of the state's record turnout of early voters. Some precinct chairs say almost half of their precincts' registered voters cast their ballots before Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:38:27 +0000 Michael Tomsic 15284 at http://wfae.org Voting Goes Smoothly In Charlotte So Far Early Voting Locations http://wfae.org/post/early-voting-locations <p>Early voting for the November election has begun in North Carolina.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:10:30 +0000 WFAE News 14181 at http://wfae.org Early Voting Locations Teens Line Up For Voter Pre-Registration http://wfae.org/post/teens-line-voter-pre-registration <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:</em></strong> <em>This story includes a correction</em></p><p>North Carolina is one of just five states that allows teenagers to "pre-register.” But, the state goes a step further: &nbsp;local election boards are required to hold voter registration drives in all public high schools.&nbsp; In Mecklenburg County alone, there are more than 5,600 teens pre-registered to vote.&nbsp;</p><div><p>At West Mecklenburg High School, student-body president Brodrick Montgomery is inspired to grab a bullhorn.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:51:17 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 5840 at http://wfae.org Teens Line Up For Voter Pre-Registration