Student Democracy Coalition

As always, this website is your one-stop information site for everything voting-related, whether you need help registering, becoming educated on the issues which continue even in off-election years, or making sure you are able to activate your vote and cast your ballot.

 

WCUvotes 

VOTER EDUCATION: WCU PROGRAMS, SAMPLE BALLOTS, & THE CANDIDATES

WCU Programs

April 10 - Screening of The Hunting Ground, UC Theater, 7:00pm

April 11 - These Hands Don't Hurt Banner Signing, UC Lawn, 2:30pm

April 16 - Federal Tax Reforms & Their Implications for NC, Forsythe 101, 5:00pm

April 17 - What's on the Ballot: NC 2018, UC Catamount Room, 7:00pm

April 23 - Democracy Day, Catafount & UC Lawn, 11:00am-3:00pm

April 23 - NC Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan, UC Theater, 5:30-7:00pm

April 25 - Local Politics Debrief, UC Raleigh Room, 5:30-6:30pm

Sample Ballots (Jackson County)

The Candidates

2018 Jackson County Public Officials

  • Democratic Candidates. Check out Ballotpedia.
    • U.S. House – District 11
    • NC State Senate – District 50
    • NC State House – District 119
    • Clerk of Superior Court
    • Board of Education
  • Republican Candidates. Check out Ballotpedia.
    • U.S. House – District 11
    • NC State Senate – District 50
    • NC State House – District 119
    • Board of Commissioners
    • Sheriff
    • Board of Education

Registration Dates

April 2 (Monday), 2 pm – 5 pm

April 3 (Tuesday), 11am – 2 pm

April 4 (Wednesday) 11 am – 7 pm

April 5 (Thursday), 11 am – 2 pm

April 6 (Friday), 2 pm – 5 pm

April 9, (Monday), 2 pm – 5 pm

April 10 (Tuesday), 11 am – 2 pm

April 11 (Wednesday), 11 am – 7 pm

April 12 (Thursday), 11 am – 2 pm

April 13 (Friday), 2 pm – 5 pm

Voter Registration

On-Campus Students Same-day Registration: Form of ID - Student ID or NC driver's license. https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/One-Stop-Early-Voting

Off-Campus Students Same-day Registration: Documentation less than two months old showing residency in Jackson County, document must show name and current address, such as a rent receipt, financial aid document, or campus parking permit.

  • What is a primary election? Learn HERE
  • Not sure if you are registered in the state of North Carolina or Jackson County? Check HERE
  • If you are NOT registered to vote and you live in Jackson County ( including on-campus residence halls ) you will be able to register and vote on campus at the same time during the dates of early voting – it is called same day voter registration and it ROCKS!
    • If you live on campus, bring yourself and the last four of your social security number and you can efficiently same-day register. If you live OFF-CAMPUS you will need to check HERE
    • More information about how to be best prepared for same-day voter registration: Check HERE
  • If you live on campus your mailing address is your 245 Memorial Drive + suite box number, where you receive your mail. Your residential address will be the physical address of your dorm. These addresses, also known as "911 addresses", can be found  HERE .

 

If you have registered previously, but have since moved or changed dorms, it is important to update your address. If you have changed counties, you will need to completely re-register. If you have moved, but still reside in the same county, you can either re-register to update your address, or you can call the local Board of Elections and they will be able to assist you.

 

If you live off campus, for your residential address you can put your current address in Jackson County or your parent’s address to register back in your parent’s home county. Your mailing address is wherever you receive your mail. Even if you mark unaffiliated, it is important to choose a political affiliation.

 

If you are not registered in Jackson County – you cannot vote at WCU’s on-campus polling place.

VOTER ACTION: ON-CAMPUS EARLY VOTING & ABSENTEE

ON-CAMPUS EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE (UC MULTIPURPOSE ROOM)

  • April 19 (Thursday) – May 3 (Thursday)
  • Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday will be closed

Remember, if you are NOT registered to vote and you live in Jackson County ( including on-campus residence halls ) you will be able to register and vote on campus at the same time during the dates of early voting – it is called same day voter registration and it ROCKS!

On-Campus Students Same-day Registration: Form of ID - Student ID or NC driver's license https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/One-Stop-Early-Voting

Off-Campus Students Same-day Registration: Documentation less than two months old showing residency in Jackson County, document must show name and current address, such as a rent receipt, financial aid document, or campus parking permit.

* While the ON-CAMPUS POLLING PLACE is open, the UC will be a NO CAMPAIGN ZONE.

NO CAMPAIGN ZONE (in the UC from April 19 – May 3)

As the University Center is home to an early voting site, it is important that all people who enter adhere to this rules and expectations:

  • No campaigning within 25 ft. of the UC;
  • No partisan literature in the UC;
  • No partisan posters or events in the UC;
  • No handing out partisan pamphlets;
  • No partisan events/posters inside the UC;
  • No going table-to-table encouraging people to vote for a particular candidate within the UC.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS?
Email Fiona Buchanan or Lane Perry
Or come by the Center for Service Learning in Belk 273

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