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.
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.