Tell the Watauga County Board of Elections: "Don't suppress our vote!"
  • Petitioned The Watauga County Board of Elections

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The Watauga County Board of Elections

Tell the Watauga County Board of Elections: "Don't suppress our vote!"

    1. Ian O'Keefe
    2. Petition by

      Ian O'Keefe

      Boone, NC

ASU students fought hard for the right to vote on campus but that right is now in danger. Just this afternoon, the Republican member of the Watauga County Board of Elections, Stacy C. Eggers IV, single-handedly refused to extend early voting hours despite the Governor declaring a State of Emergency in Boone and Watauga County.

Even though hundreds of voters could not cast their ballots today because of extreme snow and high winds, Mr. Eggers decided to play partisan politics by blocking the emergency extension of early voting hours. This isn’t the first time Mr. Eggers has tried to discourage student voting. This summer he voiced his opposition to voting on campus in the Student Union.

This does not have to be a done deal. The Board of Elections can decide at any time to announce and hold an emergency meeting so that Mr. Eggers can reconsider his bad decision.

Sign the petition below and tell Mr. Eggers and the local Board of Elections that our voices deserve to be heard. Tell them to extend the early voting hours in ASU’s Student Union.

To:
The Watauga County Board of Elections
Emergency conditions have impaired our ability to vote. Extend voting hours at early voting locations to allow us our constitutional right to cast our ballot.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Breaking: Republican Member of BOE Refuses To Extend Early Voting Hours

      Ian O'Keefe
      Petition Organizer

      http://blog.wataugawatch.net/2012/10/breaking-republic-member-of-boe-refuses.html

      Republican member of the local Watauga County Board of Elections, Stacy Eggers IV ("Four"), single-handedly put the kibosh this afternoon on extending the hours of early voting.

      Early Voting was seriously down today because of the weather. Gary Bartlett, head of the state Board of Elections, had already communicated with all county boards of elections that they should consider extending voting hours because of the heavy turn-out, but he also mandated that any extensions of voting hours would need to be unanimous.

      Watauga County -- like every other county in NC -- has three members of the Board of Elections: two Democrats and one Republican. Four Eggers said he was quite happy with the way things were. No need to extend Early Voting just because of a little snow.

      The proposal on the table: extend Early Voting at the Courthouse from 5-7 p.m., Thurs. & Friday of this week, and on Saturday, from 1-3 p.m

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    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa Campbell CLAREMONT, NH
      • about 1 year ago

      This could happen anywhere; but it shouldn't.

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    • catherine Huffman BLOWING ROCK, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      My kids went to school at Appalachian and my husband grew up here. This bunch of right-wing radicals are going to destroy this beautiful part of the country. HOW DARE THESE BUNCH OF NATZIS!!!!!

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    • Kathy Comer PINNACLE, NC, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am an alum of ASU.

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    • Joseph Panzer WINSTON-SALEM, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Boone has seen this before and should be curtailed. This again is GOB Politics (Good Ole Boy). Let them vote!

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    • Diane Thomson BANNER ELK, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's not fair/equitable. We should have a level playing ground.

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