Some tensions linger after the Nov. 8 vote
Two incumbents, two newcomers win Board seats
Wife Tess replaces him as N.C House nominee
Wife Tess to replace him as N.C House nominee
(This story has been updated to reflect recent developments)
Warren Judge, a popular and respected fixture in Outer Banks civic and political life for decades, passed away on Nov. 5 after falling ill last week. He was reported to have suffered a heart attack.
With early voting for the fall election officially ending today Nov. 5, the most recent data show that early voting totals easily exceeded the numbers from the 2012 election.
Election Day: November 8, 2016
Among other choices, Dare County voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots for four Board of Commissioners seats as well as in an N.C. House and an N.C. Senate race on Nov. 8, or even before then if you vote early. This Voters Guide is intended as handy tool for making that process a bit easier.
LWV questionnaire reveals some clear differences
Candidates tackle big issues at LWV forum
Dare’s early voting flap a prime example
If the Dare County Board of Elections often toils in near obscurity, that wasn’t the case on Aug. 12. At a hearing attended by several dozen residents and held in the spacious Dare County Commissioners Meeting Room, the board voted to unanimously approve 232.5 early voting hours for the fall election.
The League of Women Voters of Dare, NC will be participating in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters this fall on Tuesday, September 27th. The League will be out in force at various locations: Front Porch Cafes in Kill De…
Why this is the place to be on Nov. 8
In an election year defined by the so-called “battleground” states, there may be no bigger battleground in the country than North Carolina. From the presidential campaign down to local legislative races, everyone could be for in for a long night of vote counting on Nov. 8.
The Dare County Democratic Party will host a candidates town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Dare Center in Manteo.
At a special Aug. 24 meeting, the Dare County Board of Elections voted unanimously to approve a plan for 262.5 early voting hours for the fall election, an increase of 30 hours over the plan approved at its last public meeting on Aug. 12.
An attempt by the Dare County Board of Elections to modify the early voting hours it had approved on Aug. 12 will now have to wait for an Aug. 24 public meeting of that board.
In a surprise development, the Dare County Board of Elections has approved more early voting hours for the November election.
Lack of new weekend hours angers some
The Dare County Republican Party invites all comers to its election headquarters, now open at 100 E. Dunn Street in Nags Head (just north of the Outer Banks Hospital at milepost 13.5). Hours of operation are daily except Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Browny Douglas, party chairman.
Decision invalidates photo ID requirement
With about three months remaining before Election Day, a federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina’s 2013 voting law that, among other things, required residents to show photo identification at the polls. The court agreed with the plaintiffs’ claims that the law discriminated against minorities.
The Dare County Democratic Party will host the grand opening of its headquarters at Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday, July 28.
Warren Judge makes his bid to succeed Paul Tine
Beverly Boswell bids for N.C. House seat
Incumbent Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones, who represents Dare County, will meet Democratic challenger Ernest T. Reeves in November after the two emerged victorious in the unusual June 7 primary election. According to unofficial returns, Jones, who has served 11 terms in C…
Second primary election a symptom of state’s divided politics
For those Dare County voters who show up for the second 2016 primary Election Day on June 7, they won’t exactly find a crowded ballot.
A recount in the breathtakingly close race for the District 5 seat on the Dare Board of Education reveals that David Twiddy has defeated Brandy Foreman by a total of 48 votes out of almost 9,000 cast. The final margin was 4,484 for Twiddy, the former Transportation Director for the Dare Coun…
Democrat Futrell challenges GOP incumbent Cook
North Carolina’s recent passage of the controversial “bathroom bill” offers one example of the fairly stark choice that voters will face in the contest for the N.C. District 1 Senate seat in November.
With the official results of the March 15 primary showing a 51-vote margin for David Twiddy over Brandy Foreman in the District 5 Board of Education contest, Foreman has requested a recount. According to Elections Director Michele Barnes, that recount is scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 29 in R…
Dare County voters send some messages
Trump and Clinton triumph in state’s presidential primary
Mary Ellon Ballance was elected to one Dare Board of Education seat while the contest between David Twiddy and Brandy Foreman appeared too close to call as results were tallied in the March 15 primary. On the statewide level, Democrats opted for Hillary Clinton and Republicans favored Donald Trump in the presidential contests.
Key primary races to be decided next week
In less than a week, on March 15, Dare County voters will head to the polls in a consequential primary election.
Primary Election Day: March 15, 2016
Six candidates for four seats on the Dare County Board of Education took audience questions during a spirited League of Women Voters forum at the Nags Head Elementary School on Feb. 23.
Some key battles to be decided on March 15
The home stretch of the 2016 primary election season unofficially kicked off on Feb. 21 as nine local candidates addressed a modest-sized crowd at a Nags Head reception sponsored by the Dare County League of Women Voters. And with only about three weeks left before the March 15 voting — and three more candidate forums slated this week — it is difficult to gauge the level of public interest in what is, in many respects, an unusual primary election.
Now that our neighbors to the South have voted in a presidential primary, it will be North Carolina’s turn on March 15. The Raleigh-based firm of Public Policy Polling has been asking North Carolina residents who they favor in the 2016 presidential race.
The League of Women Voters of Dare County has planned several candidate events in advance of the March 15 North Carolina primary. There will be two forums for candidates seeking election to the Dare County Board Education — races that will be decided on March 15. The first is at 7 p.m. on Fe…
With the primary elections looming in March, the State Board of Election is using this graphic to inform people about the kinds of voter ID that will be acceptable at the polls.
The League of Women Voters of Dare County has planned several candidate events in advance of the March 15 North Carolina primary. There will be two forums for candidates seeking election to Dare County Board Education---races that will be decided on March 15. The first is at 7 p.m. on Febru…
Arthur Williams, a Washington N.C. resident who had filed to run in the Republican primary for the District 6 House seat being vacated by Paul Tine, has dropped out, according to a story in the Washington Daily News.
With the Dec. 21 deadline for candidate filing now expired — after a rush of last minute entrees — a highlight of the local 2016 election season will be contests for the four expiring seats on the seven-member Dare County Board of Commissioners. In three of those four cases, there will be pr…
The 2016 election season was shaken up on the last day for candidate filing — Dec. 21 — when former Manteo Police Chief Francis T. D’Ambra entered a Dare Commissioners race and first-term Dare Commissioner Beverly Boswell joined the fray to succeed retiring District 6 N.C. House member Paul …
With less than a week left before the filing deadline expires, there will be at least one contested seat on the Dare Board of Education next year.
Their candidacies set up two primary fights
Two more candidates—one Republican and one Democrat—have entered the race for seats on the Dare County Board of Commissioners in 2016, ensuring at least two primary fights in those contests.
Scott White, a Rodanthe resident who had filed to run for the District 4 seat on the Dare Board of Commissioners next year, announced on Dec. 16 that he has withdrawn his candidacy for the post.
Burrus decision not to run shakes up races
With two weeks left before the filing deadline expires, the decision of several Dare officeholders not to seek re-election in 2016 is shifting the electoral landscape and creating coveted open seats in what is shaping up as a spirited campaign season.