Raleigh NC: State Board of Elections issues order to counties regarding ballots – ABC 11

Board warned about ‘Liking’ candidates – Wilson Times

The use of Social media has caused new concerns, conversations and definitions for State Boards of Elections across the country, including North Carolina.

There are new rules emerging for those who serve on local boards of elections when it comes to their social media activity and Wilson County is one of the first in North Carolina getting a taste of what the state board’s expectations are with the use of social media and elections board members.

A letter went out to the newly appointed Republican board member. Douglas Inscoe, on the new limitations placed on him and every other board member when it comes to social media.

The letter, dated July 29, came from Don Wright, general counsel to the State Board of Elections to Inscoe before he was sworn into office.

Wilson County officials received the warning first because of the past controversy involving a Tea Party member who served on the board and subsequent complaints of political activity made by two Democratic activists. That member resigned before a second hearing could take place on the state level. (Source: Read more)

If you live in Wake County, you need to be at the State Board of Elections on September 4, 2012 at 10AM.

If you live in Wake County, you need to be at the State Board of Elections on September 4, 2012 at 10AM. They will meet in the Board Room at 441 North Harrington Street to consider appeals to non-unanimous One-Stop Absentee voting plans. Wake County has roughly the same number of voters as they have in Mecklenburg County, yet Mecklenburg has 22 sites open 2741 hours vs. the 15 sites and nearly half the hours in Wake County – due to Wake County Commissioners budgetary allocations.

We need to turn out to support BOE member Kristi Talley and her appeal for more locations and hours. We turned out 30K more voters than Mecklenburg County in 2008 – we can do the same as long as we aren’t being handicapped by the Republican members of the Wake County Commissioners!

State board reverses Moore ruling – Reflector

Response: Don Davis former Senator is challenging Moore for the District 5 seat. Interesting. Good job Calvin Henderson.

The State Board of Elections on Friday reversed a decision that Tony Moore was qualified to run in the state Senate District 5 race.

The state board said the evidence did not support the ruling of a five-member panel that first heard the challenge, said Gary Bartlett, executive director of the state elections office. (More)