Early voting is our best chance to let every Wake voter know they have a real choice. A smiling volunteer handing out candidate literature at an early voting site has proven to provide a bump of 4 to 9 percent in our vote totals in previous elections.
Every voter in Wake will have the opportunity to choose at least four Libertarians. Most voters in southern Wake will get to choose six Libertarian candidates in all the major races, from president to state legislator.
So we're focusing our early voting effort in Southern Wake, at these sites: the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, Holly Springs; W.O. Council Gym, Fuquay-Varina; Apex Community Center; Wake Tech South Campus, and; the Cary Senior Center.
These sites include overlapping districts, U.S Congress 2, state Senate 17, and portions of state House 11, 36, 37, and 41. In two of these races, the establishment party candidates are polling within five points of each other, and in another, it’s a dead heat.
Libertarian candidates will have an impact on the outcome of these races.
Early voting hours are:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31 (Last day): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We need people to work the early voting site near you for as many days as they can and for as many hours as they can so voters will know they have an alternative to the duopoly.
Sign up here.
Adrian Travers is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 11.
Adrian was born in Hampton, Va., and raised on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
Adrian’s career path has taken him in multiple directions and included both blue and white-collared jobs, including service in the U.S. Army. He was a flooring/tile installer for several years in Oklahoma and worked in the casino industry in Washington state, where he eventually became a pit boss and supervisor.
After his move to Raleigh in 2010, Adrian worked in retail sales as a manager for Payless Shoe Source. At the same time, he managed two casino party companies in the area. When these companies closed, Adrian followed his passion for local breweries and distilleries by becoming the Lead Alchemist and bar manager at the Four Points by Sheraton of North Raleigh on Capital Blvd.
Dee Watson is the Libertarian candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 49.
Dee has devoted her professional life to oncology research. She believes it’s the most effective way to minimize the devastating impact of cancer.
She was born in upstate New York near Buffalo. The network of academic institutions and industry in the Triangle made the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill her first choice for graduate school in 1996.
She met her husband there, and in 2003 they moved to Cary, to be close to the SAS daycare.
Dee was a statistician at Duke University for 10 years and contracted to the pharmaceutical industry as a statistical programmer for 10 years. She’s currently a statistical programmer in clinical trials at Provoniz, a contractor for GlaxoSmithKline.