RALEIGH, N.C. — Midterm voter participation in North Carolina set a new record tonight. As of 10:34PM, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393.
“We are pleased that more than 2.7 million voters made such a strong statement for the democratic process —increasing early participation by over 20% and besting the state’s prior midterm record,” said Executive Director Kim Strach. “We commend the counties for their hard work and commitment on behalf of voters in our state.”
Eight percent of precincts were unreported as of 10:34PM.