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USING GRNC's REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER GUIDE


Introduction

This guide estimates where candidates stand on gun issues by comparing their views with those of a control group of gun owners. As noted below, a "4-STAR" candidate agrees with pro-gun voters on at least 90% of gun issues, a 3-STAR agrees on least 80%, a 2-STAR on at least 70%, a 1-STAR on at least 60%, and a 0-STAR candidate agrees on less than 60% of gun issues.


Registering to Vote

Option 1: Register in-person at your county Board of Elections office or mail registration forms to the office by October 12. Forms are available at Board of Elections offices, county libraries, county offices or online at http://www.ncsbe.gov/ by clicking on “Voter Registration,” then “Update Your Voter Registration” and then using the link for “North Carolina Voter Registration Application.”


Option 2: You may register at DMV offices or other state agencies which dispense benefits (e.g. Medicaid, Work First, etc).


Option 3: Voters who miss the registration deadline may register in person to vote early at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (October 18-November 3). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.


Confirm your registration: If you aren’t sure about whether (or where) you are registered, go to http://www.ncsbe.gov/ and click on “My Election Information.”


Where to Vote

Find your polling place for November 2 by calling your county Board of Elections or by going to http://www.ncsbe.gov/ and clicking on “My Polling Place.” For early (“One-stop”) voting places in your county, call your Board of Elections or go to the site above and click on “One Stop Voting Sites.”


Important Deadlines for General Election

  • October 12: Deadline  for voter registration
  • October 18: “One-stop” voting begins
  • October 30: Last day to request absentee ballots in writing
  • November 3: One-stop voting ends
  • November 5: Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disability
  • November 6: General election, 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. (If you are in line by 7:30 PM, you can vote.)


Making Your Vote Count

  • Inform yourself: This guide presents only part of the picture.
  • Vote at your designated polling place on or before November 6 between 6:30 AM and 7:30 PM.
    • IMPORTANT: A STRAIGHT BALLOT VOTE DOES NOT CAST A VOTE FOR US PRESIDENT OR JUDICIAL CANDIDATES! THESE MUST BE CAST SEPARATELY!
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What Candidate Listings Mean


GRNC's "Remember in November"
project estimates candidates' views on "assault weapons," concealed handguns, gun storage laws, gun rationing, and the Second Amendment.  THE EVALUATIONS HEREIN ARE NOT ENDORSEMENTS. We issued surveys first to a control group of gun owners and then to candidates. Next, we measured how closely each candidate's views and voting record (if available) agree with the control group.  Pay more attention to voting records than survey results unless, of course, you believe politicians never lie.


Sample Listing:

Name      Par/Dis   Survey   Vote   Other   Eval

Smith  J    R-15          95           92       95      ****


“PAR/DIS”: Candidate’s party and district. “D”=Democrat, “L”=Libertarian, “r”=Republican. Number is district number. Example: “J Smith,” above is a Republican from the 15th District.

"SURVEY": The percentages listed depict agreement between a given candidate and our control group (e.g. an "80" under the "Survey" section means 80% of the candidate's answers agreed with the Conservative Gun Owners).  “NR” means the candidate failed to return the survey.


"VOTE": Votes are more accurate than surveys and should be given more attention in determining candidate stance. Where available, this column indicates how often candidates' votes agree with the control group of gun owners (e.g. a "90" under "Voting Record" indicates candidate's voting record agrees 90% of the time with what was desired by control group).


"OTHER": Derived from evaluations by other gun groups, bill sponsorship, etc.


"EVAL": The evaluation is not a rating. It estimates percentage of time candidate is expected to agree with the Conservative Gun Owners.  The maximum **** candidate tends to agree with conservative gun owners at least 90% of the time.


**** Expected to agree with conservative gun owners on at least 90% of gun issues

*** Expected to agree with conservative gun owners on at least 80% of gun issues

** Expected to agree with conservative gun owners on at least 70% of gun issues

* Expected to agree with conservative gun owners on at least 60% of gun issues

0 Expected to agree with conservative gun owners on less than 60% of gun issues or else candidate failed to return survey & insufficient information exists to make evaluation.  Is he / she hiding something?


Ratings are not updated in real time between election cycles and may not reflect an individual's "current" voting record.  Ratings will be updated prior to the next election cycle.