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Port City reacts to new voting rules

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videoNew voting rules will be in effect this November. That's the word today from a federal judge who denied a motion seeking to hold the election under old rules until a trial next year. Full story...
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House OKs bill allowing more electronic filings

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Most political campaigns - including those for the legislature - would be required to file campaign finance reports electronically with North Carolina's elections board starting in 2017 in a bill that cleared the House. Full story...
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New report shows problem with NC voter fraud

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videoElections officials told the North Carolina General Assembly this week they found hundreds of instances where a person with the same name, birthday, and last four digits of their social security number voted in North Carolina and somewhere else. Full story...
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Voting rights rally planned in Raleigh

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A caravan of people urging the restoration of the Voting Rights Act will join North Carolina activists in Raleigh in a protest. Full story...
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NC counties reduce early voting hours for primary

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Almost a third of North Carolina's counties have received permission from state elections officials to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year's elections overhaul law demanded of them. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: 2014 candidate filing period begins today

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videoSome campaigns began months ago, but the start of the candidate filing season means the election season officially opens in North Carolina. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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US DOJ to sue North Carolina over voter law

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video US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will sue the state for alleged racial discrimination in a new, stricter voting law. Holder says by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather then expand access to voting. Full story...
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UNCW will not have early voting

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Voters won't be able to cast ballots on the UNCW campus during this year's early voting period, despite the urging of some students and faculty, election candidates and voter advocacy groups. Full story...
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New NC law could delay primary runoff by three weeks

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If a leading candidate fails to get more than 40 percent of the vote in a North Carolina primary election race this May, when is the runoff? Full story...
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Two new faces elected to Wilmington City Council; Sparks left out

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video After all the votes were counted Tuesday night two new faces came out as winners for Wilmington City Council. Businessman Neil Anderson and retiree Margaret Haynes are the two non-incumbent candidates that will fill two of three open seats; incumbent Laura Padgett was re-elected. Full story...
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Candidates for council, mayor participate in forum on green design

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With less than four weeks until Election Day, candidates for Mayor and Wilmington City Council participated in a forum Wednesday night. The event was held by Cape Fear Green Building Alliance at the Balcony on Dock in downtown Wilmington. Voters filled the room as a moderator asked the candidates questions on sustainable design, economic growth and building practices. Full story...
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Voting gets underway as absentee ballots hit the mail

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While Election Day may still be a few weeks off, voting is about to get underway in North Carolina's municipal elections. Full story...
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State legislature pushing through election-related bills

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The Republican-led Legislature is pushing through several election-related bills that would make it easier for third-party candidates to get on the ballot, make judicial races partisan again and eliminate straight-party voting. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers roll out new voter ID bill

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Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have rolled out a new version of a bill that would require voters to show identification before they cast a ballot - a proposal they hope will attract support from some Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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