Leading from the Left

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Obstacle to Early Voting

I have just been told that the Director of the Orange County Board of Elections is recommending that the one-stop, early voting site in Chapel Hill be moved from UNC to the Senior Center.

I'll be checking into this. If true, this decision needs to be revisited. In the recent past, the UNC site has been extraordinarily popular with students, staff and folks who live and work near downtown Chapel Hill. It would be a real shame to make it harder for these folks to vote.

I understand that there has been some problem with finding a suitable location for the UNC early voting site this year. But we need to continue to search for a viable option. Moving it away from downtown isn't the right thing to do.