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OPINION: It’s your civic duty to vote

Voters for no-excuse, in-person absentee voting at Norfolk City Hall in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

I'd encourage anyone who feels disheartened with the political process to look farther down the ballot. Find out who your local candidates are, and find out what they stand for. Understand what issues are affecting the people in your community, and understand what steps candidates are taking to fix them. While change happens at every level, local change is what you're most likely to feel the effects of. 

Confusion amongst democratic primary ballot candidates

The sample ballot for the New Hanover county 2020 primary elections.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

We are in the midst of the 2020 primary elections and that means there are many decisions to be made between now and the end of the voting period. North Carolina’s early voting period is running from Feb. 13 to 29 with the official voting day being held on March 3. I voted last Friday, and much to ...

Early voting gets underway in New Hanover County

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz greets volunteers outside the Hollywood Branch Library before early voting on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Wasserman Schultz, whose staff received a suspected mail bomb, said she was hopeful law enforcement would

Tyler Newman and Hannah Bonet

October 28, 2018

Beginning Oct. 17, early voting commenced in North Carolina, for those who sought to vote early in their respective counties. In New Hanover County, one-stop voting was held at multiple locations throughout the county, including at the New Hanover County Government Center. Candidates stood outside...

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