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As in-person early voting begins, North Carolina elections officials are reminding voters about how they can be confident their vote is counted this election season. Absentee-by-mail voting began in late March. In-person early voting has begun and runs through Saturday, May 14. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 17. Depending on which voting method you choose, there are different ways of knowing that your ballot was received and counted by your county board of elections.

12:01 p.m: North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, April 28, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

1:22 p.m: The regular voter registration deadline is Friday, April 22 for North Carolinians who want to vote on Primary Election Day, May 17, or by mail.

2:50 p.m: This week, county boards of elections across North Carolina began sending absentee-by-mail ballots to registered voters who requested them for the May 17 primary and certain municipal elections.

In-person early voting for the November 2, 2021 municipal elections begins Thursday, October 14 and ends Saturday, October 30.

Eligible individuals may register to vote for the October 5 municipal elections until the deadline at 5 p.m. Friday, September 10.

North Carolina elections officials wish to remind Election Day voters that it may take a few weeks before their “voter history” is updated to reflect their recent vote in their voter record available through the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search tool.

Recently, questions have arisen about the law pertaining to assistance to voters at voting sites. The State Board of Elections will investigate credible allegations of improper assistance.

Four days remain in North Carolina’s early voting period, which ends Saturday, October 31. Sometime Wednesday morning, total voter turnout in the 2020 general election will reach 50 percent in North Carolina.

With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Friday eclipsed more than one million votes in the 2020 general election. With more than two weeks until Election Day, more than 14 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.

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