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November Elections, Register to Vote and other helpful information!

The 2014 General Elections are about 40 days away.These elections are SO important. You may not be motivated to vote as these elections are not presidential. However, who you vote for in November, makes a big difference of who will be making decisions when the legislative session starts in January 2015. Make your voice count!

Are you registered to vote? The registration deadline is October 10th. If you have recently moved, check your voter registration with the NC State Board of Elections or your local County Elections Board! You will NOT need an ID to vote in the elections on November 4th, 2014!

If you won’t be in town to vote on November 4th, make sure to request an Absentee ballot as soon as possible. Find out more information on how to vote with an absentee ballot, where to request one, and where to send it in here: http://www.democracy-nc.org/downloads/AbsenteeGuideCardAug2014.pdf

If you are overseas or in the Military, you can still vote! The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) is a federal law that requires states to allow certain voters who are absent from their county of residence to have special rights that provide an expedited means for them to register and vote by mail-in absentee ballot. Find your voting resources here: http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Registration/Military-Overseas-Voting

Did you know: You can view who is on your ballot before you vote! The NC State Board of Elections has a Sample Ballot you can pull up using your voting information. This gives you the chance to look up the candidates and figure out who you want to vote for before you go and vote! View your Sample Ballot!

Consider voting for a candidate that supports the social work profession. Check out NASW-NC’s Candidate Endorsements online!

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