WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) Chapter 163A-1300 mandates early voting at the county Board of Elections office; and
WHEREAS, the Currituck County Board of Elections has resolved to have one stop absentee voting according to their “One Stop Implementation Plan” which plan is approved prior to each election by the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement; and
WHEREAS, the Currituck County Board of Elections has the authority under NCGS Chapter 163A-1134 (a) to determine the dimensions of the buffer zone for the voting place; and
WHEREAS, the Currituck County Board of Elections is directed by NCGS Chapter 163A-1134 (b) to provide an area adjacent to the buffer zone for election-related activity; and
WHEREAS, each candidate will be limited to two political yard signs, plus one hand-held sign, with each sign not to exceed 24×24” in size, to be placed in a designated area adjacent to the buffer zone; and
WHEREAS, political yard signs may be placed at the One Stop site no earlier than one hour before the start of voting each day and must be removed upon the close of voting each day; and
WHEREAS, the Currituck County Board of Elections has a duty to protect the rights of voters and campaigners and to allow voters, customers and tenants reasonable ingress and egress during the early voting period.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, we the members of the Currituck County Board of Elections, by unanimous vote, agree to conduct one-stop absentee voting according to the standards and guidelines set forth by the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement specified in the above North Carolina General Statutes; and
That the Currituck County Board of Elections office shall mark the buffer zone for the Board of Elections office 50 feet from the entrance of the building ; and
That the area provided for political yard signs and campaigners will be on the south side of the entrance outside of the buffer zone in the grassy area; and
That this resolution shall continue in effect during all elections where early voting is allowed at the Currituck County Board of Elections office.
Adopted September 11, 2018 by Currituck County Board of Elections.