Local Voting Resources: Early Voting Ends Tomorrow!

Voting Resources

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.

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Happy Election Day!

For a bit of background history on why elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, see this article on NPR.

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During the 2008 elections Nate Silver began making a name for himself by using statistics to more accurately predict election results. The library has a copy of his book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Some Don’t, available under call number CB 158 .S54 2012. The book provides a fascinating look into why numbers used in elections, sports statistics, weather forecasting, and even big events like the financial crash aren’t always accurate or reflecting what we think they are.

In honor of Election Day, here are some ebooks from our collection, which you can read online or download to a device:

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The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding America’s Right to Vote by Tova Wang.

(Available as an ebook through the link or as a physical book in our collection under call number JK 1976 .W36 2012)

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The Myth of Voter Fraud by Lorraine Minnite (ebook!)

To find more ebooks, search the ebrary collection, which you can access from the library page noting it and other database collections.