In Orange County, citizens may register to vote, make changes in registration or obtain a mail-in registration form at the following locations.
Board of Elections Office: 110 East King St., Hillsborough
Carrboro Town Hall
Chapel Hill Town Hall
Chapel Hill Public Library
Orange County Public Library
McDougle School Library
Driver's License Offices
Or go to the Board of Elections Website at www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/#Registration
NC Votes is a grassroots activist group dedicated to mobilizing new voters to defeat Bush, primarily targeting people who did not vote in 2000 but would likely vote for a Democrat in 2004. Its volunteers knock on doors, talk to people about the real issues in the election--unemployment, healthcare, etc. --and encourage them to vote and register them if necessary.
"It makes me feel good to be part of a group that's doing something good, instead of just complaining," says Michele McIntosh, one of the organizers. "And a lot of other people feel the same thing."
The group's next meeting is Feb. 15, and its next canvass is Feb. 21. If you'd like to help organize, raise money or, especially, canvass, call McIntosh at 855-9393.
All meetings at 7 p.m.; locations are sent after signing up for each candidate's meetup.