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NC Campus Compact is pleased to again partner with CEEP to promote student election engagement in preparation for the 2014 midterm election. In fall 2012 and fall 2008, NC Campus Compact led the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) effort in North Carolina. CEEP is a nonpartisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in the election, working primarily through the state affiliates of Campus Compact.
2014 Midterm Election Materials
(Stay posted for regular updates)
Below are a few of the key changes that may impact student engagement.
Reduction in Length of Early Voting Period
The number of days for Early Voting has been reduced from 17 to 10. With fewer days and other voting changes, lines at the polls are likely to be longer than usual. Strong Early Voting plans, with evening and weekend voting hours (including Sunday), are the key to making sure the 2014 elections go smoothly.
List of Early Voting Sites on or near campuses in NC (created by Democracy NC)
How to Advocate for a Strong Early Voting Plan in Your County - This guide, created by Democracy NC, will help campuses influence the hours and locations your county offers voters during Early Voting.
In 2016 each voter will need to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. In 2014 election officials will ask if you have one, but you do not need to show it to vote.
As of January 2014, voters who swear they don’t have an acceptable ID may apply for a free non-driver’s “special ID card” from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). They must be registered or register when they apply. To apply, voters must show the DMV a birth certificate (and if their name changed, maybe a marriage license), plus documents showing their residence. A NC county register of deeds must furnish free the birth certificate and marriage license, but that won’t help voters born out of state.
Same-day registration has been eliminated. Voters must register at least 25 days before the election.
No Out-of-Precinct Voting
Provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct on Election Day will not count. Vote in your home precinct on Election Day.
Mail-In Absentee Voting
Absentee ballot requests must be on a form from the county elections board. (Groups can mass mail forms to their favor- ite voters.) The form asks for your ID number (from a DMV photo ID or last 4 digits on your Social Security card) or you may mail in one of these documents with your name and current address: a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document. The elections office will then send you the ballot. Mail the completed ballot back in the envelope provided. It must have the voter’s signature; the signatures and addresses of two witnesses OR one notary public (who can’t charge a fee), and the name, address and signature of anyone assisting a voter unable to sign.
(Scroll to the bottom of this page for more resources)
Let’s Get Engaged: A non-partisan voter registration and Get-out-the-vote toolkit for University/Community Partnerships
"My Vote Doesn't Matter" - article on overcoming student cynicisum by CEEP founder Paul Loeb
Contact Leslie Garvin at 336.278.7278 for questions about CEEP in North Carolina.