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The State Board of Elections today released the results of a study regarding wait times across North Carolina during the 2014 General Election.  Counties reported to the State Board that lines never topped one hour at 90% of early voting sites or at 98% of precinct polling locations on Election Day.
The State Board of Elections today announced that Gov. Pat McCrory has awarded Don Wright The  Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one the state’s most prestigious civilian honors.  Wright will retire Monday from his post as longtime general counsel to the Board of Elections. He is a 30-year veteran of state government.  
The State Board of Elections today released demographic statistics for the 2014 General Election. Results showed a 16% increase in participation by African Americans and and 18% higher participation among voters aged 18-25 statewide compared to 2010, the last midterm election cycle.  (CORRECTED 3/12/15)
All 100 county boards of election will meet Friday morning to authenticate results from the 2014 General Election. County-level canvass certifies results in most single-county contests. The State Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, November 25 to certify results for all federal, judicial, and multicounty contests.
The State Board of Election may order a recount in a State Supreme Court contest between Cheri Beasley and Mike Robinson. With only 10 precincts unreported, the margin between Beasley and Robinson is just over 5,000 votes.
The State Board of Elections results website has encountered intermittent outages and updating lags. The Agency is working with the State Office of Information Technology to increase bandwidth and resolve these display errors.
Midterm voter participation in North Carolina set a new record tonight. As of 10:34PM, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393.
More North Carolinians voted early and within fewer days than in any prior midterm election.  This was the first general election held under a compacted 10-day one-stop early voting schedule.  Polls will open tomorrow at 6:30AM and close 7:30PM, and those in line at closing time will be permitted to vote.
The State Board of Elections today completed an audit of more than 10,000 registered voters with questionable citizenship status. The Agency analyzed data provided by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to flag 1,425 currently registered voters who are likely non-citizens.
The U.S. Supreme Court today stayed a federal appeals court order that would have enjoined parts of North Carolina’s new voting law regarding same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. 
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