2014 brings changes to early voting: namely, there’s less of it. So all you slackers better get out there soon, or you’ll have to vote on election day itself, and that’s just no fun at all.
The BOE provides a PDF that lists when and where you can get your early vote on, but the most sure fire option is the BOE office at 201 N. Roxboro, which is open every day between now and Saturday, November 1. On weekdays it’ll be open at least from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but if that doesn’t work for you check out the PDF for weekend and evening hours.
For your convenience, I have colored Democrats blue and Republicans red. (You may notice that there is no red. That should not really be a surprise).
|Indy Week||Durham People’s Alliance||Durham Committee||Friends of Durham|
||Kay Hagan||Kay Hagan||Kay Hagan|
|US House 1||GK Butterfield||GK Butterfield||GK Butterfield|
|US House 4||David Price||David Price||David Price|
|US House 6||Laura Fjeld||Laura Fjeld|
|US House 13||Brenda Cleary||Brenda Cleary|
|State Supreme Court – Chief Justice||Mark Martin||Mark Martin|
|State Supreme Court Associate Justice – Martin seat||Sam Ervin IV||Sam Ervin IV||Sam Ervin IV|
|State Supreme Court Associate Justice – Hudson seat||Robin Hudson||Robin Hudson||Robin Hudson|
|State Supreme Court Associate Justice – Beasley seat||Cheri Beasley||Cheri Beasley||Cheri Beasley|
|State Appeals Court – Martin seat||John Arrowood||John Arrowood||Keischa Lovelace|
|State Appeals Court – Hunter seat||Lucy Inman||Lucy Inman||Lucy Inman|
|State Appeals Court – Davis seat||Mark Davis||Mark Davis||Mark Davis|
|State Appeals Court – Stroud seat||Donna Stroud|
|NC Senate 20||Floyd McKissick||Floyd McKissick|
|NC Senate 22||Mike Woodard||Mike Woodard||Mike Woodard|
|NC House 29||Larry Hall||Larry Hall|
|NC House 30||Paul Luebke|
|NC House 31||Mickey Michaux||Mickey Michaux||Mickey Michaux|
|NC House 50||Graig Meyer||Graig Meyer|
|District Court 14 – Evans seat||Steven Storch||Pat Evans||Pat Evans||Pat Evans|
|District Court 14 – Gordon seat||Nancy Gordon||Nancy Gordon||Fred Battaglia||Fred Battaglia|
|District Court 14 – Morey seat||Marcia Morey||Marcia Morey|
|District Court 14 – Hill seat||James Hill||James Hill|
|District Court 14 – Walker seat||Henry Pruette||Doretta Walker||Doretta Walker||Henry Pruette|
|District Court 14 – Wilks seat||Brian Wilks||Brian Wilks|
|Durham DA||Roger Echols|
|Durham Clerk of Court||Archie Smith|
|Sheriff||Mike Andrews||Mike Andrews|
|Soil and Water District Supervisor||Ray Eurquhart, Will Wilson||Ray Eurquhart, Will Wilson||Ray Eurquhart, Katie Locklier|
Some general thoughts on the endorsements: man, it seems like the Friends and the Committee are really slacking lately. The Friends don’t appear to have endorsed anybody outside of the Durham District Court judges, and they haven’t even updated their web site to reflect these endorsements. The Committee? They did at least endorse a full slate, but I can’t actually find their endorsements outside of the Herald either. Their most prominent online presence, which appears to be their Facebook page, hasn’t been updated in months.
I know not everybody uses the Internet, and that the Committee especially does more direct outreach. I get that. But if I can’t google [NAME OF YOUR PAC ENDORSEMENTS 2014] and get back meaningful results, that’s a problem for you.
Kudos to the Indy and Durham Peoples’ Alliance for actually making this easy on me by plainly listing all of your endorsements.
The constitutional amendment is a curiosity; NC is apparently the only state which doesn’t allow defendants to waive their right to a jury trial. Although it saves money by reducing the number of juries, some people (like the Committee) believe this right could be used against uneducated defendants to their disadvantage. It’s unclear whether that’s true, which is why the People’s Alliance took no stance and the Indy supports it.
OK, vote’s on. Have fun kids!