On November 8, North Carolinians will cast their ballots for the 2022 midterm elections. Non-presidential elections often see fewer than half of the total eligible voters cast their ballot during midterm elections, according to North Carolina’s State Board of Elections.
If you are reading this and will be at least age 18 by election day, you can make an impact by being an informed and engaged citizen and casting your ballot in November, or during the early voting period (October 20 – November 5).
Remember, you can still register to vote during the Early Voting period, which includes today (November 4th) and tomorrow! That means if you still haven’t registered to vote, you can still visit your local polling place on Saturday and register.
Register today, but keep reading this post for more books to stay informed, as well as links to local county sample ballots and other voter information.
- Voting Location Information & Sample Ballots – Orange County
- Voting Information – Locate Your Polling Place & Voter Status – Durham County
- Sample Ballots for Durham County
Not sure where to look? Look up your voter information in North Carolina’s Voter Search tool.
These links will provide you with your correct polling place for election day, your voter status, and ballots to help you plan your vote.
If you are looking to build your knowledge of local government and political issues, the library has you covered. Below are some great starting places when it comes to learning about the basics and nuances of various aspects of American politics and governing.
A display on Main Campus offers a few ways to quickly get up to speed on the process of voting, including details on specific branches of the American government, their functions, and how your vote interacts with the entire political system.
Books like the Infographic Guide to American Government and American Government 101 are on display, available for you to check out until election day.
The books below are a selection of some of our newer books on the history of voting and the intersection of voting with political systems in the library. You can see the book’s location by clicking on its cover, which will take you to the book in our catalog, where you can find the call number and other relevant information. You can also ask a librarian at the front desk to help you locate the item.