It’s true that every election year, pundits and politicians tell us that “this year is the most important election of your lifetime.” But in 2018 in North Carolina, that might actually be true. Not only is every House member and state lawmaker up for re-election, along with a slew of state judges. This year, six proposed amendments to the North Carolina state constitution are on the ballot, affecting everything from the power of the governor to appoint judges to photo ID requirements for voting.
Everyone should vote in the November 6 Election, but it’s especially critical for all those in the WNCAP extended family: people living with HIV or HepC, sex workers, people who use drugs, homeless individuals, LGBTQ folks, immigrants, and veterans are all communities who will be vitally impacted by who represents us in Raleigh and Washington. The registration deadline is Friday, October 12. And even if you miss that, early voting extends from October 17 until November 3, during which same-day registration is allowed. Pleasedouble check that you are registered to vote – and get five of your friends to do the same!