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Jul 29, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
We interrupt our county-by-county coverage of NC's contending Early Voting plans for a brief explainer regarding why you should care about this arcane inside-baseball topic.
By law, NC's process for planning its Early Voting is a hyper-partisan crazy-quilt.... #ncpol
Each of the state's 100 counties has its own semi-independent County Board of Elections (CBOE), comprising 2 Democratic and 2 Republican political appointees. These boards' single most important responsibility is to plan their counties' early voting for each election.
Jul 27, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
As we prepare to load the 2018 county Early Voting plans' data into our Early Voting Evaluator (insight-us.org/eve_1/eve.html), we'll post some quick takes here re: the 15 contested plans to be decided by the State Board of Elections. First up, Durham's competing plans: #ncpol
Unlike the cash-strapped counties that have to cut their Early Voting sites (see the graph) to pay for @NCGOP legislators' unfunded mandate that increases the cost of operating Early Voting sites, affluent Durham looks set to substantially increase its site numbers.