PILOT LIGHT: Election Info Available
Information about the November general election is readily available to Moore County residents.
The Moore County Board of Elections has sample ballots and one-stop absentee voting schedules in the office in Carthage.
The board printed thousands of voter kits for distribution this week to registrants and to newcomers who have not registered but want to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.
Today is the last day to register to vote on Nov. 7.
Elections Director Glenda Clendenin says that 16,500 kits were inserted into the Sunday edition of The Pilot. Thousands more were also distributed to the two political parties, to unaffiliated candidates and to the general public.
Stacks of the kits were available Tuesday night at a candidates' forum held in Seven Lakes. The kits contain a voter registration application as well as sample ballots and the one-stop voting schedule.
After today, it will be too late to register to vote on Nov. 7, but interested voters may pick up sample ballots and the one-stop schedule at the elections office on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage during office hours.
This information is also available through the county Web site.
BLAKE -- The Democratic Women of Moore County will hold a "meet the candidate" reception for Rory Blake Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6 until 8 p.m. at county Democratic Headquarters, 104-A North McNeill St. in Carthage.
Blake is the Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District.
The reception is open to all interested persons, and reservations are not required. Additional information is available by calling the president, Bobbie Burrell, at 692-9052. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
GALLOWAY -- Gerald Galloway, an unaffiliated candidate for the District 52 seat in the state House of Representatives, will speak and meet the public Monday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at New Century Middle School.
The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Committee to Elect Gerald Galloway.
AARP -- North Carolina voters can now compare candidates' positions on issues important to older voters by accessing AARP North Carolina's online voter guide.
It is available at www.aarp.org/nc.
The AARP state office has compiled guides for state legislative and congressional candidates as well as judicial races. The judiciary is nonpartisan.
"Our goal is simply to make our members more informed," said Diana Hatch, state president, AARP North Carolina. "AARP does not endorse candidates, or make contributions to candidates or political parties, but we do want voters to know where candidates stand on important issues."
VALUES -- The Moore County Board of Commissioners has given final approval to the proposed schedule of values for the 2007 property revaluation.
The schedule was discussed at a previous board meeting, but the board officially adopted the schedule as part of the consent agenda at the Oct. 2 meeting.
The county is now on a four-year revaluation schedule with most of the work being handled in-house within the county tax office.
State law requires property revaluation at least every eight years, but counties can opt for more frequent revaluations if they wish.
Florence Gilkeson can be reached at 947-4962 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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