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The State Board of Elections on Tuesday finalized election results for the November 2021 municipal elections and took steps toward expanding and improving the state’s post-election audits and better explaining them to voters.

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

In continued efforts to ensure confidence in North Carolina elections, 17 county boards of elections will pilot risk-limiting audits of the November 2, 2021 municipal elections.

Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election.

After the November 2, 2021 municipal elections, 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 with a municipal election.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to extend voting at one precinct after the polling site ran out of ballots for a certain ballot type.

Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections, gave the following comments at a media availability at noon on municipal Election Day.

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell and legal counsel will be available at noon Tuesday for a dial-in media briefing regarding municipal Election Day.

The State Board is offering 10 tips for Election Day voters ahead of the 2021 municipal elections.

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