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NC Trusted Elections Tour
In Association with the Carter Center
“Former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, a Democrat; and former Judge Bob Orr, a one-time Republican whose recent political efforts have been largely in opposition to his former party, are leading an initiative to increase trust in North Carolina’s elections infrastructure. The initiative kicks off this week and is sponsored by the Carter Center, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter’s 501(c)3, which focuses on promoting peace and democracy across the world.
Advancing Transparency, Building Trust
Public confidence in the electoral process is critical to ensuring that people participate in elections and accept the results. From our experience observing over 110 elections in 39 countries, we know that public information and transparency—the ability of citizens to “see into” and understand the legal and administrative mechanics of the election—are key to bolstering trust.
Since 2020, The Carter Center has been working to support elections at home by providing objective information about the election process and advancing good practices in transparency. The Center is also encouraging support for democratic norms by building bipartisan, grassroots networks of civic and business leaders in four key states.
Our efforts have expanded in 2022 and will continue to grow in the run-up to 2024, as we work to strengthen trust in the U.S. electoral process by providing information to voters, encouraging the U.S. to meet international election standards, promoting nonpartisan citizen observation, and working to mitigate possible electoral
WPVM fm President: Davyne Dial
WPVM fm’s General Manager
Professional Designer 1982 – 2012. Davyne began her professional career as a designer in New Orleans, developing and operating a business in the French Quarter adjacent to Jackson Square. She re-located to Asheville in 1989 to further her studies in metal work at Penland School, and John C. Campbell. Current Designs
She has distributed her designs to exclusive retail shops and catalogs, nationwide. Her work has appeared in national magazines, and graced the display windows of Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She has produced instructional lessons on the lost art of couture level millinery that are available on DVDs.
Upon retiring from the design world Davyne fulfilled a dream of attending Penland School of Craft to study fine metal work. She hopes to resume her metal work once the station is well established in the community.
She is a co-founder of the “New WPVM”, the non-profit she helped establish obtained the license to broadcast from MAIN in 2015 and she feels the opportunity to help develop WPVM from a dormant radio station is a thrilling challenge and and honor to be a part of developing the station to it’s fullest potential for the community. Visit Davyne on Facebook.