Vote Libertarian Early, or on Nov. 4

Early voting starts today and ends Nov. 1. Election Day is 10 days away, Nov. 4.  If you're fortune enough to live in a district where there's a local Libertarian candidate, please vote Libertarian. And everyone in North Carolina can vote for Sean Haugh for U.S. Senate.

In races where there is no Libertarian candidate, there are several resources you can consult to help you make an informed decision.  

In addition, there are many judicial candidates on the November 4 ballot, including 19 people running for the state Court of Appeals. These are supposed to be nonpartisan races, and the Libertarian Party of North Carolina does not recommend or endorse judicial candidates. There are also guides available to help you in these decisions as well.

Candidate Research

For judicial races, begin with the N.C. Board of Elections judicial voting guide, which you should have received in the mail if you are registered. You can read it online here.

The N.C. Center for Voter Education and the N.C. League of Women Voters also produced a voting guide for all races. You can plug in your address or zip code and get a listing of all the candidates in your districts.

Of course, the Republicans and Democrats endorse candidates in the “nonpartisan” judicial races, so you can check out their recommendations if you are so inclined.

As far as the other races are concerned, in addition to the LWV voting guide, several special interest groups, including Grass Roots North Carolina and Equality NC, rate and endorse candidates based on their particular issue.

For the 2014 Election, Democracy North Carolina teamed up with different organizations to produce local voter guides for 12 different counties. If there is no Libertarian in the race, you may want to use these as a guide to determine how – or if – one of the other party candidates agrees with libertarian views.

However, if there is no Libertarian candidate running in a race, and you cannot bring yourself to voting for the “lesser of two evils,” you can always choice the remaining option – don't vote in that race.

There is also a state constitutional amendment on the ballot, which would allow a person accused of a crime to be tried by a judge or jury in a case where there is no death penalty.Read the official SBE explanation and the actual amendment here.

The LPNC has taken no position on this question.

In some areas, there are also local sales tax referendums on the ballot. The LPNC urges you to vote against them.

Early voting starts Oct. 23 and ends Nov. 1. Find your early voting site here. If you want to want to Election Day, look up your polling place here.



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