The second primary in the history of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will be held Tuesday. The Libertarian US Senate primary is open to all registered Libertarians and unaffiliated voters. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
If you are registered Libertarian, when you go to vote the poll workers should give you the Libertarian ballot. If they don't, ask for it. Don't take no for an answer. If you have to, speak to the senior poll worker, the chief judge.
If you are registered unaffiliated, the poll worker should ask you which primary ballot you want. Ask for the Libertarian ballot. Again, if they don't tell you – ask – and insist.
If you are not given a primary ballot in either case, let us know right away. Call the LPNC at this number listed on our website: 919-283-5295.
Leave your name, email and telephone number, your county and precinct number, the name of the poll worker you talked to, and the approximate time you tried to vote.
We'll check into it as quickly as possible and let you know what we find out.
Check your voter registration and precinct here.
Update: Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we were not able to webcast or record this event.
The third and final forum featuring the Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate will be held Sunday, May 4 in Wilmington.
The New Hanover Libertarian Party is sponsoring this event. It will be held at the Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Rd, beginning at 2 p.m., with Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh attending.
A recent poll of likely voters conducted by the Civitas Institute showed that the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate could draw 8 percent of the vote statewide, and more than double that, 19 percent, in the Triangle in the fall election. Forty-three percent of the respondents said they'd vote for the Democratic candidate, 38 percent for the Republican and 11 percent were undecided.Read more
The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of North Carolina – Asheville sponsored a multi-partisan U.S. Senate candidate forum Sunday. All 13 candidates were invited. Democrat Ernest T. Reeves, Republican Alex Bradshaw, and Libertarians Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh participated in the forum.
Adding a plank supporting an independent, non-partisan redistricting process was one of the changes made to the LPNC platform at the 2014 state convention.
The new plank reads:
Voters should choose their legislators, not the other way around. We support a redistricting process conducted by an independent, non-partisan agency for all local, state, and federal electoral districts. The process should be open and transparent. It should involve significant public input with the opportunity for citizens to weigh in on proposed district maps.
Party registration, voting history data, and the incumbent’s place of residence should not be used to create the districts.Read more