NC Family Policy Council
October 1, the North Carolina Family Policy Council publicly released its 2008 General Election Voter Guide and activated its 2008 Voter Guide website at ncfamily.org. The Council’s 16-page 2008 Voter Guide is an impartial and nonpartisan look at where candidates running for state and federal office in North Carolina stand on issues like abortion, the definition of marriage, gambling, educational choice, public prayer, embryonic stem cell research, and much more.
“We are pleased to offer this valuable service to the citizens of North Carolina,” said John Rustin, director of government relations for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “Voters are often frustrated by the lack of information available on candidates seeking to represent them in state and federal offices, especially on the issues they really care about. We are hopeful that the 2008 Voter Guide will help to fill this void and enable citizens to be better informed before they go to vote on or before November 4.”
The North Carolina Family Policy Council surveyed over 480 candidates during this year’s election season and compiled the candidates’ responses to its questionnaires in the 2008 Voter Guide. In addition to the print version of the guide, the Council has scanned and made available on its website the actual questionnaires submitted by the candidates. Many candidates chose to provide comments or explanations for their responses to the questionnaire, and this information can be accessed at ncfamily.org. The 2008 Voter Guide includes all candidates running for the following offices:
- Federal: U.S. Senate (1 seat), U.S. House (13 seats).
- State Executive Branch: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Treasurer.
- State Judicial Branch: N.C. Supreme Court (1 seat), N.C. Court of Appeals (6 seats), N.C. Superior Court (12 seats).
- State Legislative Branch: N.C. Senate (50 seats), N.C. House (120 seats).
Questionnaires were mailed to all candidates by certified mail, return receipt requested, and follow up contacts were made to encourage candidate participation in the 2008 Voter Guide. Overall, approximately 60 percent of the candidates responded.
ORDERING VOTER GUIDES: Bulk copies of the 2008 Voter Guide are available for order 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 bundles you need when placing your order. Orders may be placed by contacting the Council at (919) 807-0800 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.