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Election day is May 6, just ten days from now, for the primary in North Carolina. Early voting began April 24. Please mark your calendar.DKos Asheville will be hosting our fifth meet up since our inaugural gathering on 4/20/2013. This event promises to be more of a social meeting with less speakers and structure than our last outing. We do have a concise voter registration workshop planned with some great information. Hopefully we can inspire and encourage and give tools to everyone so they can find and register more voters.
Early voting locations, dates, and times for Buncombe County are here.
Sample ballots for Buncombe County are here.
The North Carolina voter lookup search tool is here. You can find the sample ballot for your specific precinct here as well as your election day voting location and other useful information.
David and I will be relating our experiences in trying to register voters and engage in discussion on a variety of issues facing individuals and groups working on this front. Handouts with guidelines and ideas to get your own voter registration project up to speed will also be available and you can take them home in your handy new gift bag.
We will be back at The Bywater this time on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm EDT and hopefully the weather will accommodate a nice riverside gathering. Bring warm clothes just in case, you never know what early May in the mountains will bring and the breeze off the water can be chilly. The 10 Day forecast is calling for 70 degrees and sunny for the whole weekend.
The Bywater is looking great in Spring and some of us will be getting there early enough to reserve the same area we have been at in the past. If you haven't been to The Bywater, just ask the friendly people at the bar where the Kossacks are. We will have the grill going early and should have everything ready to go by the 1:00 PM start time so come hungry.
Name tags and lanyards are ready for our registered guests. This is what they would look like if they were stamps for your DKos travel satchel. If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please let me know via Kosmail.
We will once again be live blogging the event. Expect a diary up and running early so please plan on adding your comments as the day moves along if you have a smart phone, tablet or laptop. We've had a challenge getting to our local progressive radio show for an interview to promote the meet up but we haven't given up. If we can pull it off this week, well try to post a diary.
One week till fun in the sun on the river with a bunch of Kossacks!