08 ncac 02 .0111             ELECTION PROTEST FORM

All persons filing election protests with a county board of election shall use the following form:

 

ELECTION PROTEST

(Use of this form is required by G.S. 163-182.9(c))

 

This form must be filed with the county board of elections within the timeframes set out in G.S. 163-182.9 (b)(4).  Please print or type your answers.  Feel free to use and attach additional sheets if needed to fully answer the questions below.  You may also attach relevant exhibits and documents.  Please number the pages of such additional sheets and attachments. 

 

1.  Full name and mailing address of person filing the protest.

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2.  Home and business phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

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3.  Are you either a candidate or registered voter eligible to vote in the protested election.  If a candidate, for what office?

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4.  List the date, location, and exact nature of the election protested.  Name all candidates in the election and the number of votes each received.  Note the winning candidate(s) elected or nominated.

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5.  Does this protest involve an alleged error in vote count or tabulation?  If so, please explain in detail.

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6.  Does this protest involve an irregularity or misconduct not described in number 5 above?  If so, please give a detailed description of such misconduct or irregularity and name those who committed such action.

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7.  Please set out all election laws or regulations that you allege were violated in your responses to 5 or 6 above.  State how each violation occurred. Please provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of those who you allege committed such violations.

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8.  Please provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses to any misconduct alleged by you in this protest, and specify what each witness listed saw or knows.

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9.  What action do you desire the county board of elections to take in this matter?

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10.  Do you contend the allegations set out by you are sufficient to have affected or cast doubt upon the results of the protested election?  If your answer is yes, please state the factual basis for your opinion.

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11.  Have you read and reviewed the North Carolina law pertaining to election protests as set out in G.S. 163-182.9 through G.S. 163-182.14 and current North Carolina State Board of Elections regulations pertaining to election protests?

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12.  How many pages of additional answer are attached to this protest?___How many pages of attachments are attached?____

 

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Signature of Protestor

 

Date/Time Filed with County Board

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(to be filled out by the county board)

 

NOTE: The county board must provide the State Board with a complete copy of a filed protest within one business day after it is filed. In addition, the county board shall provide a copy of the election audit with this copy of the protest.

 

Please direct any questions to your county board of elections or the North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255, (919) 733-7173.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-182.9;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002;

Eff. August 1, 2004.