Voter Guides Gone
Special Report - October 26, 2012
The North Carolina Family Policy Council is pleased to announce that all 500,000 print copies of its non-partisan 2012 General Election Voter Guide have been distributed to individuals, churches, and civic organizations across the state. This is the fifth consecutive election for which the NCFPC has produced a voter guide to aid North Carolinians in their efforts to cast informed votes.
North Carolina voters who do not have a print copy of the Voter Guide can still access it online and can even print the 24-page document if they wish. With one week left for voters to take advantage of one-stop early voting and only 11 days left until the November 6 general election,, voters can go to ncfamily.org and click on the 2012 Voter Guide image. Then click on the red “Go here to access the Voter Guide website” and you will see the various races in red, listed across the top of the Voter Guide main page. Click on a race, then on the District/Seat/Race you are researching. This will take you to the individual candidate’s answers to the questionnaire. You can view the questionnaire below the answers. Under some names there is a pdf in red, that will take you to the questionnaire the candidate completed, and any additional information they provided.
When going through the Voter Guide website, voters may find it helpful to first print a sample ballot so that you know whom to research. Visit the State Board of Elections website and fill in your information, submit, then click on “My Sample Ballot.”
The Council’s 24-page 2012 General Election Voter Guide is an impartial and nonpartisan look at where candidates running for state and federal office in North Carolina stand on a variety of important issues. The Voter Guide features responses directly from the candidates about a marriage protection amendment, abortion, adoption, budget and taxes, school choice, sex education, gambling, homosexual rights, religious freedom, embryonic stem cell research, end of life decisions, and more.
The North Carolina Family Policy Council surveyed over 590 candidates during this year’s election season, and compiled 365 general election candidates and their responses to the Council’s questionnaire. Questionnaires were mailed to all candidates, and follow up contacts were made to encourage candidate participation in the 2012 Voter Guide. This year’s Voter Guide includes a record number of candidates. The 2012 Voter Guide includes all candidates running for the following offices in North Carolina:
- Federal: U.S. House (13 seats)
- State Executive Branch: N.C. Governor, N.C. Lt. Governor, N.C. Attorney General, N.C. Auditor, N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, N.C. Commissioner of Insurance, N.C. Commissioner of Labor, N.C. Secretary of State, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, N.C. Treasurer
- State Judicial Branch: N.C. Supreme Court (1 seat), N.C. Court of Appeals (3 seats), N.C. Superior Court (17 seats)
- State Legislative Branch: N.C. Senate (50 seats), N.C. House (120 seats)
Thank you to all the candidates who responded, and to all those who helped the NCFPC in our efforts to better equip Tar Heel voters for the elections by distributing the Voter Guide.
Voter Registration Kit - 2012
Church Voter Registration Endorsed - September 19, 2012
NCFPC 2012 Voter Guide Orders - September 7, 2012
Voter Resources Available - August 14, 2012
2012 Primary Runoff Results - July 18, 2012
2012 Primary Highlights - May 10, 2012
NCFPC Releases Primary Voter Guide - April 17, 2012
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