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Voter registration deadline is Friday

Posted April 11, 2012

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— Friday is the last day for people to register to vote or change their party affiliation before the May 8 primary.

Anyone who misses the deadline can take part in one-stop registration and early voting between April 19 and May 5.

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  • raleighdurham Apr 12, 2012

    aye yai yai, obx, c'mon. you know the answer to this one.

    amendment one is not an up or down vote on same-sex marriage. it asks, are you FOR or AGAINST changing the state constitution to say that the ONLY legally recognized domestic partnership will be a MARRIAGE between one man and one woman.

    so civil unions? gone. domestic partnerships? dissolved. families across the state will be torn apart if this amendment passes. straight and gay alike. so yes, gay marriage is illegal and no, it won't become legal by defeating this amendment. but rights WILL be denied if it passes, don't be fooled.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 12, 2012

    same-sex marriage is illegal in nc and it will stay that way even if the amendment fails...so there won't be an increase at all. once again, i must say, EVEN if defeating this amendment cost the state a ton of money (which it won't, because NOTHING will change if it's defeated), saying that money is more important than citizens rights is appalling.

    Curious then what rights would passing the amendment would we be denying citizens? If it actually denied rights to people I would not be voting for it.

  • raleighdurham Apr 12, 2012

    actually, if this amendment is defeated, nothing will change.

    same-sex marriage is illegal in nc and it will stay that way even if the amendment fails...so there won't be an increase at all. once again, i must say, EVEN if defeating this amendment cost the state a ton of money (which it won't, because NOTHING will change if it's defeated), saying that money is more important than citizens rights is appalling.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 12, 2012

    Increase the amount of available participants and marriages for insurance and citizenship will no doubtably increase as well. That will cost taxpayers, and those of us responsible enough to have insurance, money.

  • raleighdurham Apr 12, 2012

    Well being of everyone is already available. Cash will be lost by tax paying citizens with is not acceptable. - obx

    i'm sorry -- what?! please explain this to me.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 12, 2012

    besides, trading rights and the well-being of nc citizens and children for "$$$$$$$" will never be valid.

    Well being of everyone is already available. Cash will be lost by tax paying citizens with is not acceptable.

  • raleighdurham Apr 12, 2012

    @bettyboopr2 -- i think there's been a miscommunication. the amendment being voted on is not about a voter id.

  • bettyboopr2 Apr 12, 2012

    "a lot of $$$$$$$$ will be lost if amendment one passes -- just look at the number of business leaders in the state that have indicated a desire to leave (and take their $$$$$$$ with them) if it passes"

    could it be because they hire illegals???? I will vote for the voter ID because I feel like if you vote you need to prove who you are. If they say they can't afford to get a picture ID then maybe they should stop spending my tax dollars on things they don't need......

  • raleighdurham Apr 12, 2012

    what are your reasons? i'd love to hear a logical, valid reason to vote for this amendment. so far, no one has been able to provide one.

    $$$$$$$$

    a lot of $$$$$$$$ will be lost if amendment one passes -- just look at the number of business leaders in the state that have indicated a desire to leave (and take their $$$$$$$ with them) if it passes. and the testimonies of national business leaders that say they'll stop considering nc as a site for new business, new plants, new JOBS period.

    besides, trading rights and the well-being of nc citizens and children for "$$$$$$$" will never be valid.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 12, 2012

    what are your reasons? i'd love to hear a logical, valid reason to vote for this amendment. so far, no one has been able to provide one.

    $$$$$$$$

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