Voter Guide is a must for churches
North Carolina Family Policy Council
The North Carolina Family Policy Council is now accepting pre-orders for its 2012 General Election Voter Guide. The 24-page 2012 Voter Guide is an impartial and nonpartisan look at where candidates running for state and federal office in North Carolina stand on issues like a marriage protection amendment, abortion, adoption, budget and taxes, school choice, sex education, gambling, homosexual rights, religious freedom, embryonic stem cell research, end of life decisions, and much more.
The North Carolina Family Policy Council surveyed a record number of candidates, nearing 600, during this year’s election season, and compiled the responses of 367 general election candidates into the Council’s questionnaire. In addition to printing 500,000 copies of the guide, the Council will scan and make available on its website the actual questionnaires submitted by the candidates, including comments or explanations many candidates chose to provide. The 2012 Voter Guide includes all candidates running for the following offices:
- Federal: U.S. House (13 seats).
- Council of State: N.C. Governor, N.C. Lt. Governor, N.C. Secretary of State, N.C. Attorney General, N.C. Auditor, N.C. Treasurer and N.C. Commissioners (4 seats).
- State Judicial Branch: N.C. Supreme Court (1 seat), N.C. Court of Appeals (3 seats), N.C. Superior Court (16 seats).
- State Legislative Branch: N.C. Senate (50 seats), N.C. House (120 seats).
The North Carolina Family Policy Council’s has also produced a 2012 Voter Registration Toolkit to assist citizens in implementing a voter registration drive in their church, civic organization, local community, etc. For new registration or registration changes for the November 6 general election, voter registration forms must be postmarked by October 12, or hand delivered to the local Board of Elections in person by that date. However, the Board of Elections allows citizens “who miss the registration deadline” to “register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period” (which runs from October 18 to November 3). Those who register during the one-stop voting period are required to “show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.”
The State Board of Elections voted earlier this week to extend the hours of early one-stop voting in several counties, including Anson, Craven, Forsyth, Pamlico, Richmond, Wake and Wayne counties. In particular, these one-stop polling locations will have extended weekend hours. Wake County will also operate an additional one-stop voting location in Knightdale. The final list of locations and hours has not yet been posted by the State Board of Elections.
ORDERING VOTER GUIDES:
Bulk copies of the 2012 Voter Guide are available from the North Carolina Family Policy Council free-of-charge. The guides are packaged in bundles of 100, so be sure to specify how many copies you need in multiples of 100 when placing your order. Orders may be placed using the online sign-up form at ncfamily.org or by downloading the order form here and returning to the Council via fax (919-807-0900) or mail (PO Box 20607, Raleigh, NC 27619). Pre-orders of the 2012 Voter Guide will be mailed on October 1.
Editor’s Note: The Christian Action League is unable to provide a 2012 Voter’s Guide. Therefore, we highly recommend the use of the Voter’s Guide provided by our friends from the North Carolina Family Policy Council. This Voter’s Guide is essential for churches in equipping citizen Christians in making an intelligent, as well as faithful vote, when entering the voting booth.