North Carolina voters turned out in droves on the weather-friendly first day of the early voting period Thursday, with nearly 230,000 ballots cast across the state as of 5:30 p.m. With a couple hours of voting to go, that number easily surpassed the total for the entire first day of early voting in 2016, when about 166,000 ballots were cast statewide.
North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters.
The State Board of Elections has published an online “Press Kit,” a one-stop shop for reporters and editors covering the 2020 general election.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020.
Ahead of early voting and Election Day, the State Board of Elections reminds all North Carolinians that voter intimidation and coercion are prohibited by state and federal law.
The State Board of Elections on Thursday welcomed its newest members, Republicans Tommy Tucker and Stacy “Four” Eggers IV, who were appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper this week. The new members, sworn in during a State Board meeting Thursday afternoon, replace former members David Black and Ken Raymond, who recently resigned from the board.
Eligible individuals who want to cast their ballot on Election Day 2020 have until Friday, October 9 to register to vote.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Civitech, a technology vendor that works with companies and campaigns to increase voter registrations, inadvertently mailed pre-filled voter registration applications with incorrect name, address and date of birth information to about 11,000 NC residents, the company said.
The State Board of Elections is reminding voters that North Carolina law prohibits taking photographs of or videotaping voted ballots. Please refer to N.C.G.S. § 163-166.3 for more information.