Voting Coercion Report Heard In Pasquotank County

It's the time of year when people typically are encouraged to vote.

But in Pasquotank County, the Board of Elections is reminding people that they don't have to vote and no one should coerce them into doing so. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported that the board met Monday to hear a complaint that a staff member at Elizabeth City State University pressured students to vote.

The board heard the report from Deputy Elections Bonnie Godfrey, then explained that people can file a complaint with the board if they think they were subjected to coercion.

Godfrey described the incident that happened Friday when a student expressed ambivalence about whether to vote in Elizabeth City or at home.


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  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    At least it wasn't Black Panthers with clubs this time...
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM in reply to Boats
      Again, It was one guy with a night stick, where did you get your news from Fox?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    nothing was done about the black panthers in philadelphia... so big deal!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to
      Holder with DOJ says there is nothing wrong with other coercing you to vote a certian way, not to vote at all or vote many times, so what can NC do that the Feds don't do.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    Wrong, you cannot coerce voters to vote democrat by a professor, libterd guy...against the law.
  • by proracer1949 Location: greenville on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    Sounds like a republican backed board to me, they are trying to stop voters from their vote at any cost!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:35 AM in reply to proracer1949
      As opposed to Democrats who believe "Vote early, vote often." If a person feels they have been inappropriately pressured to vote, they should complain.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to
        Early and often is DOJ motto.
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      by obamanot on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to proracer1949
      I doubt all that.Sounds like you've spun off the track with to many LEFT turns.
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