News From the State Board for May and June 2021 | Beaufort County Now | The public comment period for a series of proposed rules (PDF) related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts, and campaign finance runs through Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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News From the State Board for May and June 2021

    The public comment period for a series of proposed rules (PDF) related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts, and campaign finance runs through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Comments may be made through any of the following methods:

    Online: Public Comment Portal

    Email: rules@ncsbe.gov

    Mail: Attn: Rulemaking Coordinator | PO Box 27255 Raleigh NC 27611-7255

    A virtual public hearing on the proposed rules will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021. The public may listen or participate through Webex.

    Combating Misinformation

    Mis- and disinformation are widespread in elections, which can erode public trust and threaten our democracy. Visit Combating Misinformation to find out how to report false claims, and see what we are doing to debunk common misinformation.
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Latest Bloodless Warfare: Politics

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 6, 2021 as National Day of Prayer in North Carolina to invite North Carolinians of all faiths and backgrounds to express their beliefs through prayer.
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) issued the following joint statement after the Biden Administration announced its support for the TRIPS waiver
Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments and nominations to state boards and commissions today.

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Recently, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced Protecting America’s First Responders Act
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3–7, 2021 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 4, 2021 as Teacher Appreciation Day
The State Board of Elections will host a virtual public hearing on proposed rules at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed R. Andrew Murray, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, as the acting District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 42, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties.
Governor Urges N.C. Families to Sign Up Starting May 12 for Discounts on Internet, Computers
Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Darryl Anthony Howard of Durham, who was convicted of crimes he did not commit.
If you are covering Secretary Buttigieg and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff’s visit to North Carolina today, please consider including this quote from the North Carolina Republican Party.
Recently, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and more than 30 members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting the withdrawal of the Department’s “Proposed Priorities” on American history and civics education.

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Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 2-8 as Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week in North Carolina, in recognition of the essential public service provided by employees in the state’s prison system.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Justin Llyod Mix, age 41.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May as Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate the many contributions Asian Americans have made, and continue to make, to North Carolina’s communities, schools and workforce.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that he signed an Executive Order to help North Carolina’s businesses recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public comment period for a series of proposed rules (PDF) related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts, and campaign finance runs through Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Today, the state House voted 77-42 to approve the Kickoff College Sports Act to allow full capacity attendance at outdoor college stadiums.
Tonight, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to the joint session of Congress:

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