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The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. Press inquiries should be directed to the agency's public information officer at 919-715-1790.

PSA regarding Hurricane Matthew.  

Election protests filed with the county boards of elections under G.S. § 163-182.9 are available here.

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The State Board of Elections is responsible for the administrative Rules found in Chapter 8 of the North Carolina Administrative Code

Notice of public comment period for proposed Rule 08 NCAC 17. 0106, on signage to ensure that voters who appear at early voting sites are aware of the option to request a mail-in ballot when that option is still available.

To be added to the list of interested parties for rule-making conducted by the State Board of Elections, email rules@ncsbe.gov or mail to PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 
 

PHOTO ID, SAME-DAY REGISTRATION, OUT-OF-PRECINCT VOTING, & PREREGISTRATION

n July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103.  Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:

  • Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Law 2015-103;
  • Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and
  • Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.

The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates as they become available.  

DMV TRANSACTIONS AND PROVISIONAL VOTING

On October 27, a federal court ordered that elections officials must count provisional votes cast by individuals who affirm that they either registered to vote or changed their address at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), unless the DMV produces a written document signed by the voter declining voter registration services. The order covers individuals whose DMV transactions occurred between July 2015 and the voter registration deadline in October. The federal court has limited the order to voters on Election Day.

ELECTION DAY RESIDENCY CHALLENGES  

On November 4, a federal court ordered elections officials in Beaufort, Cumberland, and Moore counties to restore the voter registrations of certain voters removed from the rolls due to residency challenges on or after August 10.  Those voters will be able to vote a regular ballot on Election Day and will have any provisional or absentee ballot counted if already submitted. Those voters cannot be challenged on Election Day.

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