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The 1973 North Carolina General Assembly session was most notable for what did not pass; however, one vitally important bill that is escaping public notice is the extended privilege of absentee voting to primary elections and simplified procedures for absentee voting in the state.
The integrity of the recent Pittsboro town races and Chatham County’s land-transfer tax referendum are being debated. Campaign and ballot violations have been alleged by several in Chatham County and the election results protested. Political observers say that this has become typical of Chatham County, and a Superior Court judge ruled that the Chatham County Board of Elections broke the law last year. The issues at the ballot could affect the outcomes of at least one race and the status of the referendum.
When it is time for the country to elect the President and Vice President of the United States, many have questions about the process, particularly the electoral college. There are some inherent dangers in the system of the electoral college and Emanuel Celler, a Congressional Representative from New York, has proposed the abolition of the electoral college.