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As 2020 ends, the State Board of Elections is looking back on a busy and historic year in North Carolina elections. County and state elections officials worked tirelessly to ensure registered voters could cast a ballot safely and efficiently amid a global pandemic.
The State Board of Elections on Friday voted unanimously to certify results in the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice contest, with Republican Paul Newby as the winner of the close contest.
As of 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, county boards of elections had completed hand-to-eye recounts of the Supreme Court Chief Justice contest in 83 of 142 recount sites, with the ballots from the remaining 59 Election Day precincts and early voting sites to be counted in the coming days.
The county boards of elections completed the statewide recount in the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice contest.
County boards of elections in Forsyth, Guilford and Mecklenburg counties will resume recounts on Monday in the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice contest.
The bipartisan State Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to certify nearly all contests in the 2020 general election, including the presidential contest.
As a statewide recount for a North Carolina Supreme Court contest begins in North Carolina, all 100 county boards of elections recently completed hand-to-eye audits for the 2020 general election, an important step in confirming accurate election results.
A statewide, machine recount is under way in the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice contest, where Republican Paul Newby leads Democrat Cheri Beasley by 409 votes after all counties certified their results.
A statewide recount of more than five million ballots cast in North Carolina’s Supreme Court chief justice contest will begin later this week.
The State Board of Elections is releasing the following facts about the post-election vote-counting process in North Carolina, in part to address rapidly spreading misinformation. These processes are required by law.
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