Thank you all for staying informed and involved in the 2010 election process. Our county and our republic are better because of it.
Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson
Board Of Elections 2010 Pages
This page is dedicated to the 2010 mid-term elections. The following information will be organized on this page:
- Candidates at local, state, and national level
- Rutherford 912 Group election activities, actions, and events
- Other events in and around Rutherford County
- Other related election information
We will primarily focus on activities related to county elections, however will also keep information as up to date as possible on state and national elections. We are taking this approach, since we believe that the changes needed at all levels of government are best started at the local levels and propagated upwards.
Rutherford912 Election Events
For election events please check out our calendar by clicking on this link.
Rutherford912 Candidate Pledge & Voter Guide
Click here to see the details about the candidate voter guide put together by the Rutherford 912 group.
Rutherford County 2010 Election
For latest information, and contact details for the candidates in Rutherford County, please visit the Rutherford County Board of Elections web page at: http://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/dept/board_of_elections/Candidates_2010.php
County Commissioner Candidates
|District||Candidate||R912 Primary Pledge Status||R912 General Pledge Status||Website|
|1||Bill Eckler (R)||signed (click to view)||signed (click to view)|
|Eddie Parker (D)||did not return pledge||did not return pledge|
|4||Gail McBrayer Strickland (D)||not signing (see letter from candidate to R912 group)||not signing (see letter from candidate to R912 group)|
|Roger (Bo) Richard (R)||signed (click to view)||signed (click to view)|
|5||Robert Bole (D)||did not return pledge||did not return pledge|
|Julius Owens (R)||signed (click to view)||signed (click to view)|
|Candidate||Website||R912 General Pledge Status|
|Jack L. Conner (D)||signed (click to view)|
|Chris Francis (R)||Candidate's Campaign Facebook Page||signed (click to view)|
North Carolina 2010 Election
NC House District 112
|Candidate||Website||AFP Pledge||R912 General Pledge Status|
|Mike Hager (R)||Signed||signed (click to view)|
|Jim Proctor (D)||Not Signed||did not return pledge|
US Congressional 2010 Election
http://conservativecongress.com/states/NorthCarolina/ - a useful site for listing of US Congressional candidates in North Carolina and nationwide.
Register to Vote
Total Registered Voters: 42,363
- Democrat: 18,746 (44% of all registered voters in the county)
- Republican: 14,328 (34% of all registered voters in the county)
- Libertarian: 30 (0.1% of all registered voters in the county)
- Unaffiliated: 9,259 (22% of all registered voters in the county)
Total Registered Voters: 6,099,485
- Democrat: 2,766,056 (45% of all registered voters in the state)
- Republican: 1,934,188 (32% of all registered voters in the state)
- Libertarian: 6,828 (0.1% of all registered voters in the state)
- Unaffiliated: 1,392,413 (23% of all registered voters in the state)
2010 Primary Information
The 2010 NC Primaries Are Over - A Win For the Voters
The primary elections in NC are over, and what a ride it has been…
The biggest win in this election was that we saw 7,351 voters show up on this primary election day… In the last off-year election, which was in 2006, Rutherford county saw only about 5,685 voters.
In other words, 30% more voters showed up this year than in 2006. That IS a win!
With the general election coming up in November, we all can take a little breathing room.
Then, plan on coming back re-energized and ready to take a stand with the candidates we selected to represent us in this year's elections… We all know what is at stake, so let us stand together and set all levels of government on the path our founders started us on over 200 years ago.
Congratulations on a job well done,
Zoran, Jen, Nattie and Aleks
Can You Make a Difference in 2010
Only 14% of registered voters show up for the primaries… That means:
2,600 Democrats will show up for the Democrat primaries in 2010.
2,000 Republicans will show up for the GOP primary election this year.
1,300 independents will show up at a GOP or a Democrat primary.
EVERY vote counts this year… every person you talk to will make a difference.
Not Registered With a Party? Primaries Are Still Open to You!
From the Rutherford County Board of Elections FAQ Page:
When you arrive at your polling place you must choose to vote Republican, Democrat or you can decline to choose. Republican - You may vote in the Republican races and the non-partisan races. Democrat - You may vote in the Democratic races and the non-partisan races. Declining to choose - You may only vote in the non-partisan races (e.g. Superior Court Judges). These limitations don't apply during a November General Election, only in Primary Elections. In General Elections, any registered voter just goes to the appropriate polling place and votes, without needing to worry about which party they are registered in.
Rutherford912 Primary Election Events
- Meet The Primary Candidates Hosted by The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, April 12, 13 & 15 (multiple events, see our calendar)