Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina. Here’s where — and why — to vote.

Voters in Mecklenburg County and across the state will start voting Thursday in a primary election that, in many cases, will be the election this year. Early voting begins at 8 a.m. at the Hal Marshall Center uptown. On April 27, voters can begin casting ballots at 15 other sitesaround the county. Polls will be closed this weekend

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Democrats aren’t expecting an Arizona miracle, but their eyes are on November

(CNN)Democrats don’t think they are going to win next week’s special election in the reliably Republican suburbs west of Phoenix. But in a year where Arizona is slated to have multiple high profile general election races in November — including a closely watched contest for the state’s open Senate seat, a chance to challenge Arizona’s

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Virginia to hold high school voter registration drives

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Next week is the third annual High School Student Voter Registration Week in Virginia. From April 22-28, students, teachers and administrators will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. Virginia law allows 17-year-olds to register to vote, as long as they will turn 18 on or before the

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Let the Teens Vote

The “March for Our Lives” was one of the largest demonstrations in American history. Its organizers, the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were teenagers. As were the tens of thousands of students who walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence just days before. The Black

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Voter Registration Deadline Arrives in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary election in West Virginia has arrived. Tuesday is the last day for state residents to register if they want to vote on May 8. Residents can register in person at their county clerk’s offices, the secretary of state’s office, the Division of Motor

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New Jersey governor signs automatic voter registration bill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Tuesday signed an automatic voter registration bill, making his the 13th state to have such a policy. The bill, which automatically registers people to vote when they apply for a driver’s license or state ID, was passed by state lawmakers last week. “We come at this from the point of

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The Vote Matters

Republicans have an insight: Votes matter. That’s why they work so hard to suppress them. They believe that the smaller the total, the greater the weight of their voters. Understandably, a party encumbered with a sweepingly unpopular platform­—and disencumbered by attachment, sentimental or otherwise, to democracy—values the vote so highly that they do all they

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One Week Remaining Until Pivotal Election, Seniors Urged to Cast Ballots for Lawmakers Who Support Home Healthcare

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2016) – With just one week until the long-anticipated 2016 election, the national Bring the Vote Home (BTVH) initiative is encouraging America’s seniors – who comprise approximately 31 percent of the voting-eligible population – to research and vote for candidates supportive of Medicare’s home healthcare benefit and will work to protect seniors’

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Where Trump, Clinton stand on Healthcare

National healthcare policy was thrust into the spotlight Thursday in Nashville, where a bipartisan panel of experts including former U.S. Sens. Bill Frist and Tom Daschle and Nancy-Ann DeParle, an architect of Obamacare, discussed the challenges facing the next president. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked about want to limit out-of-pocket costs for

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Campaigning to help make voting easier for patients

During this year’s presidential election season, we hear a lot about voter turnout, polls, and voter registration issues, but one important constituency demands attention: the 400,000 elderly, chronically ill, and persons with disabilities in New York state who receive home care services. Many of these individuals are homebound, meaning they have difficulty getting to the

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