September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, and the State Board of Elections has announced that its rolls grew by nearly 1.5 million over the last decade. More than 6.5 million have registered, representing roughly 9 out of 10 eligible North Carolinians.
The special filing period in three judicial races closed today at noon. An updated report of all filed candidates from this special filing period will be posted on the State Board of Elections website.
A federal judge in Winston-Salem today denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013.
The State Board of Elections today set a special filing period for three judicial seats vacated by Chief Judge John Martin of the Court of Appeals, Superior Court Judge William Constangy (Mecklenburg), and Superior Court Judge Robert Johnson (Alamance). Candidates may file during regular business hours at the State Board of Elections office in Raleigh, beginning noon on Friday, August 1 and ending noon on Friday, August 8.
More than 105,000 North Carolinians cast ballots Tuesday to decide 19 runoff contests across 37 counties. For the first time since 2006, no statewide race required a second primary. Turnout was higher than any second primary over the past decade. One-stop early voting accounted for 23% of overall turnout.
The House today approved its version of Senate Bill 744, allocating funds for additional investigators at the State Board of Elections. The measure now moves to the Senate for reconciliation.
The State Board of Elections today announced that Chuck Stuber will join its investigations team in June. Stuber is a 28-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a special agent stationed in DC, Denver, and Raleigh.
The State Board of Elections today authenticated results for the May 6 Primary. More North Carolinians voted early and within fewer days compared to 2010, the most recent non-presidential primary year. Statewide participation increased to 15.8% of registered voters compared to 14.4% in 2010.
The State Board of Elections is encouraging voters to check their proper polling location ahead of Tuesday’s Primary. Changes to election law effective this year require voters to appear at their proper polling location or risk disqualification of their entire ballot. One-stop early voting concluded Saturday with 259,590 votes cast over the 10-day period.
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The State Board of Elections announced today that early voting turnout ahead of Tuesday’s Primary has already surpassed early votes cast in the most recent non-presidential primary year: 2010. Counties report early voting totals at 199,904 as of 2 p.m. Friday, compared to 172,972 votes cast over the 17-day early voting period in 2010. This represents an overall increase in turnout of 0.8% over 2010, adjusting for increased registration.