NC State Faculty and Staff Letter In Support of an On-Campus Voting Site
Dear Wake County Board of Elections,
The undersigned faculty of North Carolina State University community respectfully requests that the Wake County Board of Elections return the university’s on-campus early voting location for the upcoming November 2016 election.
That location, which served the 40,000-member NC State community, and thousands of additional Raleigh citizens as well, was removed from campus during construction of Talley Student Union Building in 2012. With Talley construction long completed, the time is now to return the right to vote to the Wolfpack community—the largest university in North Carolina—and to our neighboring citizens, many of whom used the central, early voting location on campus before its removal.
We, the undersigned faculty, staff, and graduate instructors at North Carolina State University, urge the Wake County Board of Elections to designate NC State as host of an early voting site for the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Additionally, we encourage the Wake County Board of Elections to return the early voting location to the centrally located Talley Student Union Building, which proved so convenient to thousands of early voters before its removal, above all other locations on campus.
We look forward to the Wake County Board of Elections’ return of this critical early voting location to the NC State campus in time for the 2016 election and acknowledge that not all faculty and staff who share this same stance were able to sign this letter. Our representatives will follow up with the Board to learn the Board’s response to this letter and will then pass that information on to the entire Wolfpack community and our citizen neighbors.