The League of Women Voters of Dare County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to both men and women.
All candidates running in contested elections are invited to participate in the Voters Guide.
The League does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party.
In Dare County, the League of Women Voters sponsors candidate forums prior to local elections for a town, county, and state officials.
In odd-numbered years, the League holds Voter Forums in Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, and Southern Shores prior to the November Town Council elections.
In even-numbered years, Voter Forums are held in various locations throughout the county prior to County Commissioner and Board of Education elections. Candidates present their platforms and respond to questions from the citizens. The forums are taped and broadcast on the local government access channel and on our YOUTUBE channel. Receptions for candidates to meet the public are held prior to primary elections.
CODE OF ELECTION ETHICS
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina and the LWV of Dare County, as part of their “Positive Campaigns” project, urge candidates to conduct fair, issue-oriented campaigns. The League believes that negative campaign tactics have lowered voter turnout, have eroded voter confidence in candidates and in government, and have reduced the ability of elected officials to govern in an effective and cooperative manner.
The following pledge emphasizes a value-based platform stressing four principles: honesty, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
Prior to all local elections, the League contacts all candidates and invites them to participate in the VOTE411.org On-Line Voter Guide. Candidates are invited to respond to questions, enter their biographical information, add a photo and links to their social media platforms.
THE LEAGUE DOES NOT EDIT, REVIEW, OR MODIFY THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE CANDIDATES.
The compiled data is available to all voters by accessing http://www.VOTE411.org. In addition, LWV-NC compiles national and state candidate information as well in VOTE411.
The date of the 2020 General Election is on November 3.
Here’s a sample ballot for this year’s election.
CODE OF ELECTION ETHICS PLEDGE
I PLEDGE to conduct an informative and issue-oriented campaign.
I WILL neither engage in, permit, or condone defamatory attacks upon the character of my opponent(s); nor shall I engage in invasions of personal privacy unrelated to campaign issues.
I WILL NOT use or knowingly permit the use of any campaign material or advertisement which misrepresents, distorts or otherwise falsifies the facts regarding my opponent(s).
I ASSUME personal control and responsibility for the conduct of my campaign.