An Essential Role for Nonprofits
Why should your nonprofit get involved?
- It strengthens your nonprofit’s voice. Elected officials know who votes. They pay less attention to communities with low voter turnout.
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits has sent a candidate questionnaire asking each candidate for Governor to share their insights on several nonprofit sector issues. We encourage you to read their responses before voting in the May 8 primary. Here are their responses:
In August 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed H.B. 589, the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), which makes several significant changes to North Carolina’s election laws. Legislators made important changes to this law in June of 2015. Because nonprofits are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, it is important that they provide accurate, nonpartisan information to their staff, volunteers, and those they serve about the election process.