Happy Constitution Week, Brunswick County!
The Brunswick County Charters of Freedom includes a replica of the U.S. Constitution
BOLIVIA, N.C. – This past Monday, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners issued a resolution recognizing Sept. 17 through 23, 2022, as Constitution Week.
Sept. 17 is traditionally designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787. This year also marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
In honor of this special document, here are a few ways you can celebrate and recognize the civic rights within the U.S. Constitution.
See the Constitution at the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom Settings
Did you know there is a replica of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights in Brunswick County? Visit the Charters of Freedom settings in front of the Judge Ola M. Lewis Brunswick County Courthouse (310 Government Center Drive NE, Bolivia, NC 28422).
Research the Constitution at your Brunswick County Libraries
With your free Brunswick County library card, explore titles and other materials related to the U.S. Constitution and American history using our Online Catalog and eBooks resources. Also explore the NC LIVE website for other relevant books, literature, and news.
Everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property in Brunswick County is eligible for a free library card with proper identification. Nonresidents and visitors also have opportunities to view and access materials. Learn more at brunswickcountync.gov/library/cards.
Learn more about Brunswick County’s five library branches and services at brunswickcountync.gov/library.
Register to Vote
To register to vote in Brunswick County, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of Brunswick County, North Carolina, for 30 days before the election in which you intend to vote.
- Be 18 years of age or older by next general election day
- Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision. However, you may register and vote if you are serving an extended term of probation, post-release supervision, or parole, you have outstanding fines, fees, or restitution, and you do not know of another reason that your probation, post-release supervision, or parole was extended.
The voter registration deadline is 25 days before an election. For the upcoming 2022 general election, the deadline is Friday, Oct. 14.
Learn more about how you can register to vote at brunswickcountync.gov/elections/registration.
Explore the National Archives resources on the Constitution
The National Archives in Washington, D.C., has a number of public programs, family activities, and resources available online for people of all ages. Here are a few activities available:
- Civics for All of US, a national civic education initiative from the National Archives, promotes civic literacy and engagement
- Read a transcript of the U.S. Constitution
- Virtually “sign” the Constitution
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