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With in-person early voting ending at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Primary Election Day is right around the corner – on Tuesday, May 17. The following are 12 tips for voters who cast their ballot on Primary Election Day.

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.

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.

4:04 p.m: Absentee-by-mail voters in North Carolina will be able to track the status of their ballots for the May 17 statewide primary election.

4:38 p.m: Any registered and eligible North Carolina voter may now request an absentee ballot for the 2022 primary election online through the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal, available on the State Board of Elections’ website.

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.

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