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State Board Releases Number of Provisional Ballots Cast in 2022 Primary

Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election. The State Board surveyed the 100 county boards of elections and provides the provisional ballots cast during the 2022 statewide primary election at the link below.
Raleigh, N.C.
May 19, 2022

Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election. The State Board surveyed the 100 county boards of elections and provides the provisional ballots cast during the 2022 statewide primary election at the link below.

Provisional Cast By Voting Methods -- 2022 Primary and 2021 Rescheduled Municipal Elections.pdf. (See also table below).

The information at this link will be updated as soon as additional data are submitted to the State Board.

Provisional ballots must be researched to determine voter eligibility. Provisional ballots are cast when an individual’s name does not appear on the poll book or other questions arise about that person’s eligibility to vote or to vote a particular ballot. The provisional voter fills out a form called a provisional application, which includes information that the county board can use to research the voter’s eligibility.

After Election Day, each county board of elections meets before certifying the results to make decisions on provisional applications submitted by voters. If the board determines that the voter is eligible, the provisional ballot is counted. If the voter is eligible for some contests on the ballot but not others, the eligible contests will be counted for that voter. These ballots will be added to the official results during the canvass process. County canvass is scheduled for Friday, May 27.

Table: Number of Provisional Ballots Cast by Voting Method, 2022 Primary and 2021 Rescheduled Municipal Elections 

County How many provisional ballots were cast at the precincts on Election Day? How many provisional ballots were cast in your county during One-Stop Voting? How many provisional ballots were cast by mail-in absentee voters (civilian) and received as of Election Day? How many provisional ballots were cast by Military and Overseas absentee voters and received as of Election Day?
(All Counties) (7,022) (876) (6) (0)
Alamance 53 0 0 0
Alexander 8 0 0 0
Alleghany  2 0 0 0
Anson 14 0 0 0
Ashe 22 0 0 0
Avery  77 0 0 0
Beaufort 18 0 0 0
Bertie 10 3 0 0
Bladen 28 4 0 0
Brunswick 246 45 0 0
Buncombe 252 30 1 0
Burke 13 2 0 0
Cabarrus 150 14 0 0
Caldwell 21 0 0 0
Camden 12 0 0 0
Carteret 66 13 0 0
Caswell 10 0 0 0
Catawba 36 2 0 0
Chatham 35 4 0 0
Cherokee 4 1 0 0
Chowan 7 2 0 0
Clay 18 4 0 0
Cleveland 71 16 0 0
Columbus 45 17 0 0
Craven 61 7 0 0
Cumberland 127 12 0 0
Currituck 37 0 0 0
Dare 22 2 0 0
Davidson 98 23 0 0
Davie 46 1 0 0
Duplin 44 7 0 0
Durham 386 31 0 0
Edgecombe 5 1 0 0
Forsyth 255 11 0 0
Franklin 47 6 0 0
Gates 4 3 0 0
Gaston 116 30 0 0
Graham 6 0 0 0
Granville 41 8 0 0
Greene 8 0 0 0
Guilford 139 15 0 0
Halifax 43 4 0 0
Harnett 119 33 0 0
Haywood 28 2 0 0
Henderson 23 6 0 0
Hertford 7 0 0 0
Hoke 21 2 0 0
Hyde 9 0 0 0
Iredell 26 0 0 0
Jackson 52 8 0 0
Johnston 173 1 0 0
Jones 23 0 0 0
Lee 15 0 0 0
Lenoir 12 1 0 0
Lincoln 55 2 0 0
Macon 29 9 0 0
Madison 41 0 0 0
Martin 7 0 0 0
McDowell 18 2 0 0
Mecklenburg 341 17 0 0
Mitchell 17 1 0 0
Montgomery 33 6 0 0
Moore 52 7 0 0
Nash 76 18 0 0
New Hanover 323 63 0 0
Northampton 3 1 0 0
Onslow 86 6 0 0
Orange 84 3 0 0
Pamlico 15 0 0 0
Pasquotank 52 5 0 0
Pender 29 23 0 0
Perquimans 17 0 0 0
Person 24 5 0 0
Pitt 200 3 0 0
Polk 16 0 0 0
Randolph  179 75 0 0
Richmond 12 1 0 0
Robeson 112 45 0 0
Rockingham 81 0 5 0
Rowan 77 15 0 0
Rutherford 96 60 0 0
Sampson 24 0 0 0
Scotland 11 0 0 0
Stanly 70 23 0 0
Stokes 34 4 0 0
Surry 51 3 0 0
Swain 4 1 0 0
Transylvania  23 4 0 0
Tyrrell 1 0 0 0
Union 280 20 0 0
Vance 5 2 0 0
Wake 931 62 0 0
Warren 20 10 0 0
Washington 2 0 0 0
Watauga 107 2 0 0
Wayne 53 2 0 0
Wilkes 44 1 0 0
Wilson 37 3 0 0
Yadkin 25 0 0 0
Yancey 14 1 0 0

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