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The State Board of Elections on Thursday voted not to recognize the Green Party as an official political party in North Carolina, citing an ongoing investigation into evidence of fraud and other irregularities in the petition process used to seek ballot access for the party.

With the North Carolina House of Representatives today considering a bill to mandate that no voter be denied the ability to vote in the uniform required by their job, the State Board of Elections wishes to make clear to voters that they are already entitled to vote wearing the uniform of their job. The bill would clarify what is already the law.

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Voters in 15 North Carolina counties will go to the polls on July 26 in a mix of municipal general elections, runoff elections and, in Graham and Wake counties, second primaries for sheriff.

Two voter advocacy organizations have begun sending mailings to nearly 450,000 North Carolinians to encourage them to register to vote.

The State Board of Elections has opened a written public comment period for a request by the North Carolina Republican Party for the State Board to authorize county boards of elections to scrutinize voter signatures on absentee ballot request forms and absentee ballot return envelopes, to determine whether to count those ballots in North Carolina elections.

The State Board of Elections on Thursday unanimously certified the results of the 2022 statewide primary and municipal elections, which were held on May 17.

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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. 

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