The 2012 election season is in full swing and early voting started in North Carolina today. With North Carolina as a potential swing state again in the Presidential Election, it’s possible that turnout will be high again, as it was in 2008.
North Carolina has 100 counties. 92 of those voted for the passing of Amendment One on Tuesday, 8 voted against it, including all three counties in the Triangle.
Monday night the new city council and Mayor Nancy McFarlane were sworn in by District Court Judge Jane Gray. The event was a humble celebration for a city approaching 400,000 residents, held in the convention center lobby, a formal but Spartan affair and a reflection of the fiscal caution that marks this era.
There is an old saying that still waters run deep. Often the most important thing is also the quietest.
Monday morning at the Chamber of Commerce.
You have two and a half weeks to vote early for the October 11th election.
Decisions made by city, county, and Board of Education officials have a greater impact on our daily lives than most national decisions. How do I find out more about the issues?
Wake County School Board members have the authority to redraw their own districts, without state or federal review.
Larry Lessig, founder of the group Creative Commons and a pioneer in the open source and technology world, speaks today at the NC State Legislature at 11 am and then again at the Busy Bee at 5 pm.
2010 US Senate race takes shape
Candidates running for Wake Co. Board of Education met Wednesday night for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Wake County. Of the nine-member board, four seats are up for election this year and only one incumbent, Horace Tart, District 2, is running for re-election.
It’s not often an incumbent faces opposition within their party. That’s why when Ted Van Dyk declared his candidacy for Thomas Crowder’s seat – Raleigh City Council District D – the announcement created some buzz.
For the first time since 1976, a Democrat has won North Carolina.
As mentioned yesterday, there was a convergence of two large crowds at the corner of Hargett and Wilmington Streets after the election was announced for Obama. This was not the first time this election season saw a bit of energy in downtown Raleigh.
From Shaw students singing at The Capital Building to The Raleigh Times spilling into the streets, downtown was full of sights and sounds after the election.
We know about 101, Tir Na Nog and other parties, now the Times throws its hat into the celebration tonight.
With all the early voting in North Carolina, many have found short lines on this wet election day morning. Send us your stories and photos.
Below the fold are a few different election night parties at local bars/restaurants.
It’s going to be rainy; better bring your poncho.
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