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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 of Elections is encouraging prospective candidates for the Office of Sheriff to complete mandatory forms verifying that they have no prior felony convictions or felony expungements.

With 2021 municipal elections in full swing and 2022 in clear sight, the State Board of Elections is reminding voter registration drive organizers and volunteers of best practices for conducting voter registration drives.

The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday ordered in the Community Success Initiative v. Moore case that, until further order of the court, the voting eligibility rules for people serving a felony sentence should return to the rules in place for the November 2020 elections.

The N.C. Court of Appeals on Friday ordered that North Carolina must revert to its previous eligibility requirements for voter registration.

Under a new state law, a person is not eligible to serve as a sheriff in North Carolina if they have been convicted of a felony, even if they’ve completed their sentence or had the conviction expunged from their record.

A three-judge panel of Wake County Superior Court entered a preliminary injunction Monday to restore voting rights to all North Carolinians on felony probation, parole, or post-release supervision.

Legislation delaying municipal elections for offices elected by district until 2022 became law on Monday.

The State Board of Elections invites public comment on a series of proposed rules related to the expiration of political parties, precinct observers, recounts and campaign finance.

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.

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