Faris DixonDistrict Attorney of Pitt County
It’s time to fix Pitt County’s racist criminal justice system!
Black people, who make up only 35.5 percent1 of Pitt County’s population, made up 79.7 percent of the people in jail in 2014. District Attorneys have the power to decide who gets prosecuted and the severity of each prosecution. That’s why voting in local elections is crucial. The current District Attorney has failed to review the conviction of Dontae Sharpe despite strong evidence of his innocence. Sharpe has been incarcerated for over 23 years. The next DA has the power to change that.
Faris Dixon has practiced law for over 25 years, serving as an assistant district attorney for over 13 years, and he is currently a defense attorney in private practice. Dixon’s platform emphasizes trust and integrity. He supports the establishment of a Conviction Integrity Unit, which would review closed cases to ensure that individuals weren’t wrongfully convicted. Dixon is committed to creating a more fair criminal justice system for all residents of Pitt County. Dixon has witnessed the corruption of the current DA’s office firsthand, and he wants to make a change.
Other Important Dates
- October 12 Voter Registration Deadline
- Voter Registration Deadline
- Early Voting
- Election Day
- NC State Board of Elections
- County Boards of Elections
- Public libraries
- Public high schools or college admissions offices.
- North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV)
- Public Assistance Agencies
- Departments of Social Services (DSS)
- Departments of Public Health (WIC)
- Disability Services Agencies
- Vocational Rehabilitation offices
Departments of Services for the Blind
- Departments of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- Departments of Mental Health Services
- Employment Security Commission (ESC)
North Carolina also allows same-day registration. With same-day registration, you can fill out a voter registration form, show an identifying document and vote at an early voting site when it is open (not on Election Day).Register Now
You can register to vote and cast a ballot at an early voting site in your county using same-day registration.
With same-day registration, you can fill out a voter registration form, show an identifying document and vote at an early voting site when it is open (not on Election Day).
You’ll need one of the following documents:
• a NC driver’s license
• photo ID from a government agency
• student photo ID with a school document showing the student’s address
• or a utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency with your name and current address.
There will be five early voting locations in Pitt County:
– The Pitt County Ag Center
– The PATS conference room at the Pitt County Government building
– Alice F. Keene Park
– The Willis Building at ECU
– The Winterville Fire Station
Ways You Can Participate
Color Of Change PAC is dedicated to increasing Black voter participation to build a powerful Black voting block. We want to make sure that every eligible, Black voter is registered and their vote is accounted for on EVERY election day. Our goal is to ensure that we’re not leaving a single vote behind.
Lead a voter registration effort in your neighborhood to make sure that your friends, family and neighbors are registered to vote at their current address.
Bookmark this link on your phone so you can help voters easily check their registration.
MEET AND GREET
Meet with local black business owners (barber shops, beauty salons, insurance agencies, etc.) and share how they can help register voters and how they can help collect Black Voter info to make these races even more competitive
Share our voter guide
Download and share the voter guide we created in support of Faris Dixon.
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Stay tuned! Color Of Change PAC is coming to Pitt County, and we’re ready to elect Faris Dixon!