State Board of Elections meeting set for Tuesday

Stephanie Sansoucy

The State Board of Elections will meet Tuesday concerning issues tied to college students around the state.

Appeals of alternative one-stop voting plans for Watauga County in the upcoming 2013 municipal elections will be heard at the meeting.

A one-stop voting location was removed from Appalachian State University’s campus in recent voting law changes. The decision on the matter will be made Tuesday, said Don Wright, general counsel of the State Board of Elections.

Appalachian’s Student Government Association and College Democrats both have tentative plans to be present at the meeting.

SGA is hoping a small number of members including Dylan Russell, SGA president, will be able to attend and speak, said Michael Page, student body vice president.

“We are trying to get as many groups to attend the meeting as possible in support of the university,” said Jocelyn Hunt, a member of the College Democrats. “Any student that wants to be a part of attending is more than welcome to come.”

The board will also hear the appeal of Montravias King, an Elizabeth City State University student, and his candidacy for city council being stifled due to his residency, according to a notice released by the board.

The meeting will be open to the public at 1 p.m. at the State Board of Elections Boardroom, located at 441 N. Harrington St., Raleigh N.C. 27603, according to the notice issued by the board.

Story: GERRIT VAN GENDEREN, Intern News Reporter