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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 surveyed the 100 county boards of elections and provides the provisional ballots cast during the 2022 statewide primary election at the link below.

The day after the May 17 primary, the State Board of Elections will randomly select precincts, early voting sites, and absentee-by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in each county to confirm accuracy of the results counted by machine. 

North Carolina elections officials will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to provide information and answer questions about Primary Election Day.

The 2022 statewide primary election is Tuesday, May 17, and the State Board of Elections wants to be sure that media representatives and voters have answers to common questions about Election Day and post-election processes.

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.

12:06 p.m: The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

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.

3:57 p.m: The NC State Board of Elections has won a national award for its work on a program designed to foster better collaboration between the state agency and the 100 county boards of elections and improve the administration of elections for voters and candidates.

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.

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