Florence A. Armstrong Is Seeking Your Vote To Be Reappointed To The Edgecombe County Board of Elections

Florence Arnold Armstrong

4445 Highway 258 S /P. O. Box 296  Tarboro, NC  *252-823-5726 Cell :  252-813-6942 *faarmstrong@embarqmail.com






To:        Edgecombe County Democratic Executive Committee

From:    Florence Arnold Armstrong

Date:     May 17, 2017

Subj:      Board of Elections Membership



This is notification of my desire to continue serving on the Edgecombe County Board of Elections.  I don’t take this appointment lightly and I am honored to represent you all the citizens of this great county.

Some of my accomplishments on the board include:

·       Defending the minority one stop plan at the State Board of Elections Hearing

·       Getting the minority stop plan approved by the State Board of Elections.

·       Keeping abreast of election law and legislation.

·       Attending election conferences.


I am grateful for your support and ask for your continued support and vote on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the executive committee meeting (6:00 pm).



Democrats Of Edgecombe County You Better Get Involved – Updated

Edgecombe County Democrats May 16, 2017

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections meeting will be held 5:00 PM in the Edgecombe County Administration Building Board of Elections Office and this is where Edgecombe County Democrats need to be with all of the mess that former Republican Governor Pat McCrory put in place trying to change the make up of the Board of Elections since the Republicans are in majority. The mess was and is to try to limit the power of our current Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.

Meeting date/location changed see Tuesday May 23 below: At 6:00 PM the Edgecombe County Democratic Party is meeting in Rocky Mount on the campus of Edgecombe Community College and during this meeting 3 names will need to be voted upon to be sent to the NC State Democratic Party and 2 names will be chosen to serve on our local Edgecombe County Board of Elections. It would have been good to have the Democratic Party meeting in Tarboro in the Administration Bldg. and we could have went down stairs to the Board of Elections Meetings.

All registered Democrats of Edgecombe County if you are interested in serving with Dr. Florence Arnold Armstrong on the Board of Elections you need to make it known and to attend the meeting on May 16 in Rocky Mount. It would be good if you would go by the Board of Elections meeting in Tarboro.

Note: The Democratic Party Meeting scheduled for May 16, 2017 was posted on the Edgecombe County Democratic Party today 5/9/17 but I went back later and it has now been removed. Updated 5/9/17 22:14

I also talked to the chair on Sunday evening. Updated 5/10/17

Saturday May 20, 2017  1st Congressional District Convention

The First Congressional District Democratic Party Convention is Saturday, May 20 at Edgecombe Community College (Tarboro campus) located at 2009 W. Wilson Street in Tarboro.  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the District Convention will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Click here to see the agenda.

Source: Senator Don Davis 1st Congressional District Chair

Tuesday May 23, 2017 Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Attention To All Registered Democratic Of Edgecombe County: The Executive Committee Of Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene On Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm ..@ The Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium 201 St Andrews Street Tarboro, North Carolina ….. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate and recommend the names of the three eligible Edgecombe County residents.. To The North Carolina Democratic Party to be considered for the Edgecombe County Board of Elections …..This meeting is being called pursuant to N.C.General Statutes 163-30, 163-41, 163-42 …And Section 11.02 of the North Carolina Democratic Party Plan of Organization …..

Source: Edgecombe County Democratic Party Facebook Page

Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County Board of Elections Meeting

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections monthly board meeting will be held on Tuesday September 20, 2016 5:00 PM 4th floor in the board of elections office. Please attend so you can hear the report from the actions taken by the North Carolina State Board of Elections during the hearing of the plans presented to them for the One-Stop sites for Edgecombe County.

Since the board is a Republican majority the plan that they voted on was not a majority, the Democratic member Dr. Florence A. Armstrong presented a plan and her plan was approved by the State Board of Elections. There was a teleconference meeting on yesterday to correct a type over.

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM.

I will be attending and requesting that the board update the Edgecombe Board of Elections website because right now it is a hot mess and is not user friendly. For a board of this magnitude it makes no sense that the website has not been updated for several years.

Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County Board Of Elections Votes On Early Voting Sites/Hours Meeting Out Of Control


Click on photo of chair to watch video

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections met on Tuesday August 16, 2016 5 PM and was one of the most out of control meetings I have attended in quite some time. The board is made up of 2 Republicans a white female, a white male (chair) and 1 Democrat a black female.

The meetings was opened by the members present because the chair arrived a little late.

Public comments are at the beginning of the meeting and it began with Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Walker addressing the board followed by several of us. But the meeting was to vote on early voting sites/hours so the discussion took place during the entire meeting along with the public comments although the public comments were not supposes to have been entertained during the whole meeting. However it was good because it helped with the discussion of the board.

Watch video to see just how ignant this meeting was. Totally out of control. See it for yourself and make your own decision.

Board of Elections Website Edgecombe County Has One Of The Worst Damn Websites I Have Seen

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections website is one of the worst I have seen in a long time. Damn with all of the issues surrounding new changes to the election process atleast the website ought to be user friendly. Not! Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think and you don’t have to live in Edgecombe County. Click here to view website.

Now click here to check out the Nash County Website. Nash County site is very user friendly and looks damn good!

See related:

Edgecombe County Board of Elections Need To Step It Up, Check Out Nash County

Elections boards seek poll workers – Rocky Mount Telegram

In preparation for the upcoming May 5 primary election, the Edgecombe and Nash county Board of Elections are looking for poll workers.

A variety of positions are available, and those interested can contact Edgecombe County Elections Director Jerry Spruell by calling 252-641-7852.

People in Nash County can go to the Board of Election’s website and fill out the online application.

“You can always use additional names,” Spruell said. (Source: Read more)

Open Letter to Attorney William Solomon Chair Edgecombe County Democratic Party

I am disappointed in your leadership as the Democratic Party Chair. I supported you several years ago when you became the Young Democrats President of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party. Andre Knight and myself reached out to you and said we would work with you however you did nothing the whole time you held the position. On last year I voted for you over Rev. Roosevelt Higgs, one because you are younger than I and I am younger than Higgs. I was hoping you were going to do something to bring some young folks on board and to bring us up to the 21st Century by communicating with us via technology.

You know I have been bringing up about the lack of communication and not receiving information per internet while the Edgecombe County Democratic Party is not in session. The party should be keeping local Dems abreast of what is going on. You have received our email addresses but no information about what is going on in the political atmosphere.

Since your tenure as the DPC you have not been effective. It appears you didn’t allow the secretary to do her job and for that reason she has resigned. Several folks on the county executive committee says they have not received anything from you since you have been the chair. Well actually they should hear from you via the secretary as it relates to meetings. I could tell the secretary was not doing the mailings because I continue to get another precinct chair’s mailings that you and your law firm office sends out as it relates to the party meetings. I have had to deliver 2 letters to this precinct chair because on the envelope with his name on it, it has my address on it. However the previous chair did the same.

Over the past year there has been much going as it relates to politics and much to report on as it relates to bills in the NC General Legislature things that the NC Republican Party is doing that seems to be taking us back instead of forward.

I understand the secretary Viola Harris tendered her resignation almost 30 days ago and you have not scheduled a meeting to replace her.

You knew Shelly Willingham was going to resign from the Edgecombe County Board of Elections Office so that he could file to run for the House 23 seat currently held by Rep. Joe Pat Tolson.

You have received the information from the NC State Democratic Party to pass on to the Precinct Chairs so they can have their meetings.

You have a full agenda for a meeting so I don’t understand why you haven’t called a meeting. The meeting you held in January was a waste of time because we have always met in the beginning of the year after the State Executive Committee (SEC) meets and the precinct packages are prepared.

Mr. Chair you need to call a meeting and/or resign your post because obviously you either don’t have time or don’t care about the Edgecombe County Democratic Party.

Sincerely yours,

Curmilus Dancy II