Terry McDonald walks back to his car after having voted in the 9th discrict's special elction on September 10, 2019 at the Stedman Community Building. "It's your civic duty. You must vote, underline that, must vote", said McDonald about why he made a point to cast his vote in this unusual special election. "In our case it's cultural to some degree. People died to vote and I honor that". [Melissa Sue Gerrits/For Carolina Public Press]

Election issues in the news, memories of election problems from recent years, rumors about security fears or fake news on social media and barrages of other information can lead to confusion and concerns that challenge our ability to have elections with integrity.

These problems has solutions in North Carolina in 2020, some of them fairly simple. The individual, as a voter, as an observer, as a participant in a democratic society, can take important steps.

This is the second installment in a series of conversations between Carolina Public Press elections reporter Jordan Wilkie and CPP News and Community Partnerships Manager Stephanie Carson exploring these issues.

In this installment, Wilkie talks about important ways to offer solutions to election integrity concerns in North Carolina.

To view the main page for the series and other segments, please click here.

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