April 7, 2014

State of Conflict

Hogan Farms Precinct and the Orange County Democratic Party proudly presents

State of Conflict: North Carolina, a documentary produced by Bill Moyers

Varsity Theatre (123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill)

Sunday, April 27th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Following the movie, there will be a 30-minute discussion led by Thomas Mills, local political consultant and editor of the NC Politics blog.

In lieu of admissions, a suggested donation of $5 will support the Orange County Democratic Party and its efforts to turn North Carolina Blue.

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April 1, 2014

ICYMI: Obamacare Made History

Yesterday, Obamacare made history with 7 million enrollments.

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March 27, 2014

North Carolina Craft Brew BBQ

  • Enjoy a full, complimentary North Carolina Barbecue Buffet.
  • Toast to progress in 2014 at a full cash bar featuring six different NC Craft Brews, a dynamic wine list and signature cocktails. 
  • Dance to Live Music by Chapel Hill’s own Haw River Rounders.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
City Kitchen Outdoor Patio
201 S. Estes Drive in Chapel Hill 

North Carolina Craft Brew & Barbecue Event
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$75/person 

Purchase tickets and make donations on-line:
http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/27609 

Proceeds benefit the Orange County Democratic Party. Orange County has enough voters to re-elect Senator Kay Hagan. Let’s raise money and Get Out The Vote for Democrats in 2014!

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March 19, 2014

OCDW Candidate Forum

Our meeting on March 20th will be a Candidates’ Forum for Democrats in contested races to be decided in the primary election ending May 6th.  Races for County Commission (At-large and District 2) and the Register of Deeds are all being contested by two or more Democratic candidates.  They will be challenged in the fall by Republicans, so it is important that we have strong Democratic candidates!

We will also hear from Theresa Watson, the only Democrat in the 3-way race for Lydia Lavelle’s unexpired term on the Carrboro Board of Alderman.  That race will be decided in May.

The Orange County Democratic Party will hold a separate forum April 16, 6:30-7:45pm, at the Chapel Hill Public Library for the sheriff’s race in which there are 6 candidates contesting for the Democratic nomination.

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March 19, 2014

2014 Election Changes for Primary

The deadline for registering to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of the election in which you want to vote. That means, if you want to vote in this year’s May 6, 2014 state primary, the last day you can register to vote is April 11, 2014. Voter registration is not available after this date. This is a change in state law from previous election years when voter registration was available during the early voting period.

If you would like to register to vote, you can access the North Carolina voter registration form at http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Information/VR-Form.

Important Dates
April 11                  Voter registration ends
April 24- May 3   Early Voting
April 29                 Last day to request ballot by mail (absentee ballot)
May 6                    Election Day, polls open 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Absentee ballots must be returned by 5 pm*

*Absentee ballots must now be witnessed by two people or notarized by a notary public.

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