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Presidential Race 2016

This LibGuide brings together important sites of current information regarding the United States of America 2016 Presidential race

Election Day

Election Day Resources

Know where to vote and what forms of identification to bring with you so you don't run into problems on Election Day.

Where Do I Vote?

You cast your vote at a polling place or polling station.  ‚Äč

How do I report a problem with a voting machine at a polling station?

If you have a problem with your voting machine at your polling location, let your local poll workers know. You can also contact your state/territorial election office.

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What to Bring to the Polls

Some states require you to show a government-issued ID to prove your identity before you can enter the voting booth.Contact your state election office to find out if you need to bring some form of government-issued identification with you to the polls.

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Voting Guides

Voting guides may provide information about a candidate's views or answers to certain questions. Various sources, such as issue-specific organizations and newspapers, produce these guides. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, produces an online voter guide where you can find a sample ballot, candidates’ answers to specific questions, and links to the candidates’ websites.

Above information extracted from the  USA.GOV  website.


How to Register and Vote in North Carolina

"The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. The State Board itself is composed of five members, appointed by the Governor. The state’s 100 County Boards of Elections conduct local elections, operate voting sites, maintain voter registration lists and handle numerous aspects of election administration. The office of the State Board of Elections works in conjunction with County Board of Elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly."

Extracted from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website under "About Us" 

North Carolina Voter ID Law

In 2013 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law HB 589 establishing the  VOTER INFORMATION VERIFICATION ACT which requires, among other things, that  a voter present a government-issued photo ID at the polls. Implementation of the law was set for 2016. The legality of the voter identification law has been challenged with a trial set to begin in federal court.  

North Carolina is not the only state that has voter identification laws in effect for 2016 as indicated below:

 State-by-State In-Effect Voter ID Requirements