Rowan Democrats Monthly Meeting April 24th
The Rowan County Democrats will be meeting on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 pm to meet with candidates, discuss the upcoming primary, and GOTV efforts. Sample Ballots will be on hand. The meeting will be in the Commissioner's Chambers at the County Administration Building at 130 West Innes St, Salisbury. Please come and help us help welcome our new Second Vice-Chair Bill Cameron, Third Vice-Chair Holden Sides, and State Executive Committee member Vera Avery!
Early Voting Begins Thursday
Early voting begins on Thursday at the Rowan Public Library at 201 West Fisher St. The polls will be open from 8am-5pm. On Friday early voting will begin at the Rockwell American Legion Building at 8580 US HWY 52, Rockwell from 9am-6pm. Early voting will also begin on Friday at the South Branch Rowan Public Library at 920 Kimball Road, China Grove from 9am-6pm. For more information go to Voter Central.
Livingstone Candidate Forum April 25th
Livingstone College has a forum scheduled for Friday, April 25, starting at 9:45 a.m. in Tubman Little Theatre on the college campus, 701 W. Monroe St. The schedule is as follows:
• 10 a.m. — Candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House (Districts 5 and 12)
• 11:50 a.m. — Candidates for other offices may introduce themselves
• Noon — Candidates for Rowan County Commission
Second Community Forum May 13th
Dr. Lynn Moody, superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System, will present a new strategic plan for the Rowan-Salisbury School System during the second Rowan County Community Forum at 6 p.m. on May 13. The forum will be held at the China Grove Community Room, 412 S. Myrtle Street, China Grove. There is no charge to attend the event; however, space is limited and reservations are necessary. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-lynn-moody-to-present-at-2nd-community-forum-tickets-11336312215. The goal of the Community Forum is to create a shared vision for Rowan County. It is being organized by Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, RowanWORKS Economic Development, Salisbury-Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. and The Land Trust for Central North Carolina. For more information, contact the Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221.
Absentee Ballots Available For All!
Watch your mailbox; the State may have sent you an application for an absentee ballot for the primary election. You do not need an excuse to vote absentee; this could be a good option to make sure you get your vote recorded in case of bad weather, illness, poor memory...
If you didn't get an application in the mail, you can download one at the State Board of Elections website ncboe.gov. A near reative or a legal guardian can request the form. Please note that you must include the election (Primary) and the date (May 6, 2014) at the top of the form. You do not need your voter registration number if you have either a driver's license number (or id from DOV) or social security number.
This signed and completed state absentee ballot request form must be received by the Rowan County Board of Elections no later than 5 p.m on April 29th. This application can be submitted in person, by fax 704 216-8145, or by mail 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, 28144. Then a ballot will be mailed to your home.
The signed and completed ballot must be returned to the County Board of Elections no later than 5 p.m on the day of the election, May 6th or any time during early voting, the ballot can be taken to any early voting site.