Be honest: prior to the last couple years, did you know who was on your North Carolina State Board of Elections? (You don't have to confess it out loud.) For a number of reasons, voting, elections, ballots and how they're all organized and run have come under higher scrutiny than any time we can remember.
Someone who has thought about these issues for a number of years now--even prior to holding an official position--is Damon Circosta, the current Chair of the NC Board of Elections, a guy who was thinking about free and fair elections all the way back in college in Arizona. In our interview, he breaks down some important dates and details of this fall's election process, and hopefully makes you feel even better about North Carolina's process being safe, secure and fair. The democratic process should never be taken for granted, but there's also a lot of unnecessary noise that Damon and others hope can get tuned out as we try to accomplish the important task of holding an election during a pandemic.
Damon is also the executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, but we opted to do an entire episode looking at his role on the Board of Elections, and will bring you part two of the interview in a future episode this season.
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