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Five county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 1,300 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website as soon as possible after the meetings.
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.
Seven county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 3,200 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
Nine county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 4,300 additional absentee by-mail ballots, and approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
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.
County boards of elections in North Carolina will accept mail-in ballots received by November 12, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, November 3. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to uphold this deadline.
Less than two days remain for voters to request a ballot by mail in the 2020 general election. The absentee ballot request deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. Your request must be received by your county board of elections by the deadline. To vote by mail, you must be registered to vote prior to requesting the ballot.
Blind and visually impaired voters in North Carolina may now request, receive, and return an accessible absentee ballot online. The system is compatible with screen readers.
County boards of elections across North Carolina are now contacting voters whose absentee ballot return envelopes were not properly completed to inform them of the steps necessary to ensure their votes are counted. Because of ongoing litigation, North Carolina’s ballot curing process had been on hold since October 4.
Reporters and editors: Please see the attached email sent to directors of county boards of elections about Wednesday evening’s court decisions in cases concerning absentee ballot deficiencies. Additional State Board guidance will follow, as outlined in the email.
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