The Durham Spring?
As the leaves begin to fall across Durham County, I can see signs of spring in Durham, spring for fiscally responsible government. In Africa and the Middle East, the Arab Spring was ushered in when the people cast off their passivity, decided that they were responsible for their own fates and overthrew their overbearing tyrants. In Durham, we have no tyrants, simply fiscally irresponsible, economically ignorant city and county leaders. We don’t have to risk bullets and mortars to improve our lot, but we do have to overcome passivity – the passivity that always waits for someone else to clean up our government. Continue reading
One Stop No Excuse Absentee Voting will be held at:
- Board of Elections Office at 706 W. Corporation St. Durham, NC 27701
- North Regional Library at 221 Milton Rd. Durham, NC 27712
- South Regional Library at 4505 S. Alston Ave. Durham, NC 27713
All locations will be open the following hours: Continue reading
We will be running a Get Out The Vote phone bank from October 23 – November 8th.
If you would like to volunteer to help please email: email@example.com.
A discussion of the proposed new sales taxes and the Durham County Republican Party’s recommendations can be found here.
All City of Durham precincts will be open from 6:30am until 7:30pm.
Precinct 26 – Rougemont will not be open.
Precinct 32 – Neal Middle School will be open for City of Raleigh
Your polling location may be found here.
Your voter information, including your precinct can be found here.
17 year old voters who are registered and will be 18 on or before November 8th may vote in the Primary.
The voting location for Precinct 35-2, Southpoint Village Club house has been changed to the Parkwood Volunteer Fire Station located at 1409 Seaton Road.
The following races will be on the City of Durham ballots:
City of Durham Mayor
Durham City Council – At Large (3 seats)
All registered voters residing in the City of Durham are eligible to vote in this election.
Here is a sample ballot.
The General Election Early Voting period is just around the corner!
Early voting opens at 9:00 am on Thursday, October 20th at the Durham County Board of Elections Headquarters at 200 East Main Street. Early voting ends on Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 pm. And then, the regular election day will be Tuesday, November 8th. Please plan ahead and vote early! We need to turn out the vote and vote down the two proposed tax increases.
Party of Spend Wants Your Tax Dollars to Finance Their Campaign for More Taxes!!!!!
Tactics Conflict with NC Settled Public Policy
written by Richard Ford
The campaigning on the Twin Tax Increases has begun with a bang – an illegitimate one by the Party of Spend. Although the tax hikers view themselves as being on the side of the angels, a quick look at their tactics makes you realize this is just a ploy to disguise their “take no prisoners attitude” toward getting their hands on our tax dollars, especially improperly using public money and resources.
Settled law in North Caronia forbids the use of public dollars and resources in an election campaign. The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled in Dollar vs. Cary,153 N.C.App. 309 (2002), ‘Where the advertising, however, is designed to promote a viewpoint on an issue in order to influence an election, it is impermissible.”
The Party of Spend, along with our local governments and agencies, is not respecting this prohibition. Continue reading
Relevant, Organized, and Effective
In the last Chairman’s Corner Column, I wrote that we are attracting attention and now we just need to attract some more financial contributions as well as manpower. I’m happy to report that we’ve been successful in both regards.
Immediately after sending out the last Durham Republican Party newsletter, new volunteers offered their help. I’m also happy to report that we’ve received several verbal financial commitments since that newsletter. So thank you … but don’t stop. We still need a lot of volunteers, and we still need financial contributions. If you haven’t made a financial contribution to the party, please do so today. Even if you can only donate $1, it will help us reach out to a Durham registered Republican. So no dollar amount is too small and certainly none too large.
I’ve received numerous questions about whom the Republican Party is endorsing in this year’s City Council and Mayoral races. In short, Continue reading