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The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020. Meeting materials will be posted on a rolling basis on the State Board’s meeting website.
Blind and visually impaired voters in North Carolina may now request, receive, and return an accessible absentee ballot online. The system is compatible with screen readers.
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.
With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Friday eclipsed more than one million votes in the 2020 general election. With more than two weeks until Election Day, more than 14 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.
North Carolina voters turned out in droves on the weather-friendly first day of the early voting period Thursday, with nearly 230,000 ballots cast across the state as of 5:30 p.m. With a couple hours of voting to go, that number easily surpassed the total for the entire first day of early voting in 2016, when about 166,000 ballots were cast statewide.
Reporters and editors: Please see the attached email sent to directors of county boards of elections about Wednesday evening’s court decisions in cases concerning absentee ballot deficiencies. Additional State Board guidance will follow, as outlined in the email.
The following is a statement from the State Board of Elections regarding recent social media posts suggesting that if an election worker writes on your ballot, it will invalidate your ballot. In North Carolina, this is false.
North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters.
The State Board of Elections has published an online “Press Kit,” a one-stop shop for reporters and editors covering the 2020 general election.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020. Meeting materials will be posted on a rolling basis on the State Board’s meeting website.
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