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The North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Lee County Board of Elections will hold a public meeting, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6pm at the Old Courthouse, 1400 South Horner Blvd., Courtroom #4 in Sanford. The meeting is to inform the public about Photo ID requirements effective as of January 1, 2016.
The State Board of Elections today announced that 27 presidential candidates will appear on North Carolina’s presidential primary ballot. The North Carolina presidential primary will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
The State Board of Elections today announced that it has hired veteran reporter and anchor Jackie Hyland as the agency’s public information officer. Hyland spent more than two decades covering national and local news in New York, Dallas, and Raleigh, most recently at the CBS-affiliate WRAL in Raleigh.
Candidate filing begins today at noon across North Carolina, with the State Board of Elections estimating that roughly 2,500 candidates will file before the deadline at noon December 21.
Josh Howard is stepping down as chairman of the State Board of Elections, effective January 1, 2016.  Howard announced his plans during a meeting Tuesday morning.
The State Board of Elections today released a new public service announcement regarding voter ID requirements set to begin in 2016.  Ads are slated to run on television and radio through the 2016 Election Cycle.
September 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and the State Board of Elections is encouraging North Carolina’s 6.38 million voters to check their registration status online.  
Judge James L. Baker was sworn in today as the third Republican member of the bipartisan State Board of Elections. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Baker to fill the seat held by Paul Foley, who resigned in July.
Chairman Josh Howard has accepted the resignation of Paul Foley from the State Board of Elections.
The State Board of Elections on Wednesday will host the first of nine public hearings on proposed rules for the implementation of voter ID requirements that takes effect in 2016.The public hearings are listening opportunities for the agency to receive comment on the proposed rules.
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