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About 10 county boards of elections in North Carolina are meeting early this week to finalize their 2020 election results, with a few counties correcting discrepancies in election results discovered during the post-election canvass process.
The State Board of Elections is releasing the following facts about the post-election vote-counting process in North Carolina, in part to address rapidly spreading misinformation. These processes are required by law.
Five county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 1,300 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website as soon as possible after the meetings.
Seventeen county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 7,200 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
Seven county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 3,200 additional absentee by-mail ballots. Approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
Nine county boards of elections are meeting today to consider a total of at least 4,300 additional absentee by-mail ballots, and approved ballots will be added to the unofficial results on the State Board of Elections website after the meetings.
Under state law, elections officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after the election. The State Board surveyed the 100 county boards of elections across North Carolina and provides the provisional ballot numbers by county below.
North Carolina elections officials wish to remind Election Day voters that it may take a few weeks before their “voter history” is updated to reflect their recent vote in their voter record available through the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search tool.
The State Board extended voting at six polling sites.
As with any election, county boards of elections across North Carolina have begun the 10-day post-election process of counting the remaining ballots and conducting audits to verify the results.
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