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Saffo, Padgett support convention center

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videoThe two definite decisions from Tuesday's elections were Mayor Bill Saffo and Council Member Laura Padgett, both favor the convention center. Full story...
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November runoff to decide two council seats

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videoWilmington city elections resulted in a clear winner for the mayor's office and for one of the three open city council seats. We'll be going back to the polls to decide the other two seats in a runoff next month. Laura Padgett was the only Council candidate to win a seat in Tuesday's election. Full story...
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Wilmington Election Results, Oct. 9

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View election results here. Results are being updated. Full story...
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City Council candidates to have runoff

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With 12 candidates in the race for City Council a runoff appeared almost inevitable. And so it is. Full story...
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Saffo to stay in mayor's office

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videoBill Saffo stays in the mayor's office. He pulled away from former Mayor Harper Peterson in convincing fashion as the night went on. Justin LaNasa finished a distant third. People cleared out of the government center at about 10:30 Tuesday night. It took a little longer than usual to get the vote totals because this year, the Board of Elections had poll workers drive the votes in instead of phone them in as in years past. Full story...
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Polls closed, officials total results

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Voters had until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots for Wilmington mayor and three City Council candidates. Then came the counting. Full story...
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Some voters confused by polling stations

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videoPoll workers said turnout was a bit lower than expected. They said some voters were confused about where they should go. If you're not sure which precinct you're in you can call the Board of Elections at 798-7330. Full story...
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New Hanover County voters had chance to register, vote on same day

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New Hanover County voters had the opportunity to register and vote all on the same day, but the cutoff to do so was three days ago. Full story...
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Poll workers see stream of voters

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The polls opened at 6:30 Tuesday morning. Poll workers say they generally saw a slow, steady stream of early morning voters. Full story...
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Pender County election to be double expected cost

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Thanks to a few new items on the ballot, the upcoming election in Pender County is going to cost about twice as much as expected. Full story...
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Proposed voting machines legislation could cost N.C. counties

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Legislation proposed in Congress could cost millions of dollars for some local governments in North Carolina to replace voting machines. Full story...
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Friday is deadline for New Hanover County voter registration

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Attention voters: the deadline for voter registration is this Friday: Sept. 15, 2007. Full story...
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Feds approve NC's new same-day voter registration

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Voters who decide at the last minute that they're interested in this fall's municipal elections can cast a ballot right away under a new law that's received final federal approval. Full story...
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N.C. one step closer to one-stop voting

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One-stop voting may soon take just one stop. A bill just passed in the State Senate would allow someone to vote the same day they register. But some people are worried it could cause more problems than it's worth. The bill hasn't been signed into law yet. But already it has some people worried it could lead to more cases of voter fraud. Full story...
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Senate approves same-day voter registration bill

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The Senate has agreed to allow residents to register to vote and cast a ballot immediately before an election. Full story...
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