In 2021, county boards of elections across North Carolina will conduct several important and required processes designed to keep the state’s voter rolls accurate and up to date.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the contribution limit for North Carolina political campaigns will increase by $200, from $5,400 to $5,600.
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.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020.
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.
On Wednesday night, Democrat Cheri Beasley requested a hand-to-eye recount in a random sample of precincts in the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice contest. State law permits a candidate to request a sample hand-to-eye recount within 24 hours after the initial recount.
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.
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The bipartisan State Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to certify nearly all contests in the 2020 general election, including the presidential contest.