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    North Carolina

The Candidates

U.S. Senate:

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Senator Kay Hagan (D)

  • Kay Hagan supports increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 so that North Carolina workers can get ahead, not just get by.
  • She voted to restore unemployment benefits so that North Carolinians who lost their job through no fault of their own could continue to look for the jobs they deserve.
  • She supports equal pay legislation because she understands that paying women less than men hurts every working family in North Carolina.

Speaker Thom Tillis (R)

  • Thom Tillis refused federal money to expand Medicaid – effectively denying access to affordable health care to 500,000 North Carolina citizens.
  • He backed voter ID legislation that made it more difficult for younger, poorer, minority, and senior citizens to exercise their right to vote.
  • He led the General Assembly in slashing unemployment benefits for 170,000 North Carolinians – a move so drastic North Carolina became the only state no longer eligible for federal benefits.

Election Information

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

You can find a polling place near you using the North Carolina State Board of Elections lookup.

Register to Vote in North Carolina: the deadline to register is Friday, October 10, 2014.

  • Voter registration applications are also available at the NC State Board of Elections, County Boards of Elections, public libraries, public high schools, and college admissions offices.

Early and absentee voting in North Carolina:

  • Any North Carolina voter can cast an absentee ballot or vote early via “one-stop voting.”
  • One-stop voting begins Thursday, October 23, 2014, and ends at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014. Contact your local County Board of Elections office for information on the times they are open for one-stop voting.
  • To request a mail-in absentee ballot, you can mail, email, or deliver in person a completed Absentee Ballot Request Form to your County Board of Elections office.
  • The deadline for submitting an absentee ballot request is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

 

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