Forsyth County addresses election misinformation with education

Forsyth County addresses election misinformation with education

2:59pm Apr 27, 2022
A person holds a sticker after placing his vote in Durham County in the 2018 primary. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

When early voting for the 2022 primary begins Thursday, some Forsyth County residents will have a better understanding of how this election will work. 

Forsyth County Elections Director Tim Tsujii says the best thing his office can do to combat misinformation is to promote voter education. Last summer the organization hosted an election academy that explained how things work at the county level.

"It was a six-week program that invited just regular residents of the county to participate and to learn more of the behind-the-scenes work that is conducted and handled here at the board of elections office,” he explains. "Because a lot of that work is largely out of view.”

Tsujii says he plans to make the academy an annual program. He says anyone with questions about how elections work in North Carolina can also find information on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

Voting officials across the country have been the subject of threats and intimidation tactics since the 2020 election. Tsujii says no one in the Forsyth County office has been targeted.

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