RALEIGH - North Carolina voters across the state will be able to see candidates for the N.C. Court of Appeals make the case for their vote this weekend: A N.C. Appeals Court forum will air statewide on UNC-TV on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m.
Presented by the N.C. Center for Voter Education and UNC-TV, the forum will include 12 of the 13 candidates running in the "instant runoff" race for the N.C. Court of Appeals seat formerly held by Judge Jim Wynn. The program will also include the contenders for the other appeals court contests on the ballot this year.
"With a crowded field in the instant runoff race, this year it is especially important that we voters take the time to listen to these candidates and make a thoughtful decision," said Damon Circosta, executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter Education.
Voters can also learn more about these and other North Carolina candidates by visiting NCVoterGuide.org, produced by the N.C. Center for Voter Education and UNC-TV. The guide includes candidate profiles for all of the appeals court candidates, along with in-depth interviews with many of these contenders.
Due to the timing of Wynn's departure from the N.C. Court of Appeals, the race to fill the seat will utilize instant runoff voting (IRV), making North Carolina the first state in the nation to use IRV in a statewide election. Information on the instant runoff process is available at Vote123NC.com.
The N.C. Center for Voter Education is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, dedicated to informing and involving citizens so they may fully participate in democracy.
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