Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 00:00

17 County Boards of Elections Counting Additional Votes Today

Seventeen county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 7,200 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
Raleigh, N.C.
Nov 10, 2020

Seventeen county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 7,200 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.

As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, county boards had accepted more than one million absentee-by-mail ballots, about 18 percent of the total ballots cast in the 2020 general election.

The Election Night Results website is here: https://er.ncsbe.gov/. 

County boards of elections will continue to meet through Friday to consider additional absentee by-mail ballots that arrive at their offices through Thursday, provided they were postmarked on or before Election Day.

According to state law, county boards of elections will complete their processes and canvass the election on Friday, November 13. The State Board will meet on November 24 to certify final results.

“Only a few days remain for counties to review absentee ballots,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “We want to thank the counties for all of their hard work this election in processing an unprecedented number of by-mail ballots in pandemic conditions.”

Election officials do not “call” contests for any candidate. Historically, the media or candidates have done that when the number of outstanding ballots in a contest is less than the vote difference between candidates or when it is clear that a candidate will ultimately prevail.

As of Tuesday morning, about 93,000 voters who requested an absentee by-mail ballot had not yet returned an accepted ballot or voted in person during the early voting period. The number of these ballots ultimately received by county boards of elections and counted will be less than that because some voters cast their ballot in person on Election Day and others likely did not vote at all.

In addition, 27,500 absentee ballots that have been accepted by county boards on or after Election Day and 23,091 provisional ballots that haven’t been disqualified could ultimately be counted toward the results.

Thus far, county boards of elections have determined that at least 17,450 provisional ballots will not be counted. County-level election staff continue to research and review the remaining provisional ballots before reporting findings to the bipartisan county board members for final approval during public board meetings.

The numbers above are approximations based on the best available data through the state’s election information management system.

The following 17 counties have meetings scheduled today (Tuesday, November 10). The number of absentee ballots that may be counted is also included. Additional ballots may be considered today if they arrive at the county board office before today’s meeting.

Bladen

Nov. 10

5 p.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 301 S CYPRESS ST., ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. 28337

54 ballots estimated to be considered

Burke

Nov. 10

10 a.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 2128 S. STERLING ST., MORGANTON, NC 28655

52 ballots estimated to be considered

Camden

Nov. 10

9 a.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 117 NC HWY 343 N, CAMDEN, NC 27921

38 ballots estimated to be considered

Caswell

Nov. 10

5:30 p.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 140 MAIN ST., YANCEYVILLE, NC 27379

18 ballots estimated to be considered

Clay

Nov. 10

9 a.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 54 CHURCH ST., HAYESVILLE, NC 28904

29 ballots estimated to be considered

Currituck

Nov. 10

9 a.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 2811 CARATOKE HWY, CURRITUCK, NC 27929

104 ballots estimated to be considered

Davidson

Nov. 10

5 p.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 945 N MAIN ST., SUITE A, LEXINGTON, NC 27292

1,000 ballots estimated to be considered

Granville

Nov. 10

9 a.m.

COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 208 WALL STREET, OXFORD, NC 27565

156 ballots estimated to be considered

Hyde

Nov. 10

6 p.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, 1223 MAIN STREET, SWAN QUARTER, NC 27885

9 ballots estimated to be considered

Madison

Nov. 10

9 a.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 140 ELIZABETH LN, MARSHALL, NC 28753

37 ballots estimated to be considered

Martin

Nov. 10

8:30 a.m.

ELECTIONS OFFICE, 305 E MAIN ST, WILLIAMSTON, NC 27892

30 ballots estimated to be considered

Mecklenburg

Nov. 10

5 p.m.

COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS 741 KENILWORTH AVE STE 202 CHARLOTTE, NC 28204

100 ballots estimated to be considered

Nash

Nov. 10

4 p.m.

AG CENTER AUDITORIUM, 1006 EASTERN AVE, NASHVILLE, NC 27856

164 ballots estimated to be considered

Northampton

Nov. 10

10 a.m.

COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM, 9495 NC HWY 305, JACKSON, NC 27845

46 ballots estimated to be considered

Person

Nov. 10

5 p.m.

COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 331 S. MORGAN ST., ROXBORO, NC 27573

1 ballot estimated to be considered

Scotland

Nov. 10

4 p.m.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, 231 E CRONLY STREET, LAURINBURG, NC 28352

45 ballots estimated to be considered

Wake

Nov. 10

10 a.m.

COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OPERATIONS CENTER, 1200 N. NEW HOPE RD, RALEIGH, NC 27610

5,400 ballots estimated to be considered

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