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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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Perdue ready to veto voter i.d. measure

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Gov. Beverly Perdue sounds ready to veto a measure heading to her desk that would require North Carolina voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Full story...
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Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before 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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Elections chief says early voting bill could cause long lines at polls

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North Carolina's elections chief says a bill to shorten the early voting period likely would result in longer lines at polling sites and make elections more expensive. Full story...
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Early voting legislation barely clears House

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An effort to reduce by a week North Carolina's early voting period has barely cleared the House even after the measure was changed to promote more voting at night and on Saturdays. Full story...
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Early voting legislation delayed in House

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Debate on politically tinged legislation to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week has been delayed in the House. The chief sponsor of the House measure gave no reason on the floor why he asked that a final House vote scheduled for Monday night be delayed until Wednesday. Full story...
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NC early-voting time reduced in House proposal

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North Carolina residents would have one week less to cast ballots before elections in legislation that supporters say would save money but opponents argue would discourage citizens - particularly Democrats - from voting. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers to pursue photo IDs for NC voters

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Republicans taking over control of North Carolina's General Assembly next month want closer controls over voters. Full story...
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Elected officials meet in Brunswick Co.

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Politicians and newly elected leaders met on Tuesday night and talked about the future of Brunswick County. Full story...
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GOP wants hearing on New Hanover vote problems

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The New Hanover County Republican Party wants an open hearing on problems voters had last week on Election Day. Full story...
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Elections chair to face commissioners

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Election Day is over, but the New Hanover County Board of Elections still has its hands full. After some problems with voting Tuesday, the chairman of the board is ready to face the music. Full story...
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Commission chair wants answer about ballot mix-up

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video Yesterday's election ballot mix-up has New Hanover County Commission Chair Jason Thompson wanting answers. Thompson says someone has to take responsibility for what went on with the ballots at Freedom Baptist Church and the Northeast Library. Full story...
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Elections director explains ballot blunder

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videoWe made it through Election Day, but not all counties had a smooth day. New Hanover made news across the state by using the wrong ballots at some voting locations. The problem happened at two precincts. Election officials say they were suppose to receive a specific ballot, but instead they received a different one. Full story...
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