Expanding Early Voting in Orange County

Yesterday, I attended the Board of Elections meeting where they were to approve the early vote schedule for the fall. Though I knew there could be some others in attendance regarding an early vote site on campus (I was part of the informal committee looking for sites and suggested Carolina Hillel as a possibility, which was eventually approved). There were at least a dozen people in attendance speaking, as I did, in support of expanded hours on Saturday and adding Sunday as a voting day. While Orange County exceeded the number of hours required by law in the primary, I believe we should expand hours even more. Because of the response, the Board is delaying their decision next week.

On Tuesday, July 22 at 11:15am, members of the Orange County Board of Elections will consider our county's early vote plan. They were originally slated to approve the plan at yesterday's meeting, but due to the number of people present in support of expanded opportunities opted to postpone their decision.

Please sign our petition in support of expanded early vote opportunities in Orange County, including expanded Saturday hours and Sunday voting. Our goal is to have at least 500 signatures before next Tuesday's meeting. Please sign our petition and forward this email to your friends and family.

Petition link: https://www.change.org/petitions/members-of-the-board-of-elections-expand-early-voting

Special note: If you plan to attend the meeting, please arrive by 11am. We encourage as many people to speak as possible. The Board will allow individuals to speak up to one minute. The Board of Elections is located at 208 South Cameron Street in Hillsborough.

-Matt