Press Releases

4:04 p.m: Absentee-by-mail voters in North Carolina will be able to track the status of their ballots for the May 17 statewide primary election.
2:52 p.m: The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
5:34 pm: The NC State Board of Elections on Monday approved in-person early voting plans for the 2022 primary election for Bladen, Columbus, Gates, Lincoln, Pasquotank, Surry, and Chatham counties.
3:17 p.m: With a drawing and a coin flip, the State Board of Elections on Friday, March 4, randomly determined the order of candidates on the ballot for the 2022 primary and general elections in North Carolina.
2:47 p.m: State Board of Elections staff will hold a random drawing at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 to determine the order of candidates on ballots for the 2022 primary and general elections.
5:17 p.m: Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, has been appointed to posts on three national boards working to improve elections and election security in the United States.
1:30 p.m: The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022.
11:44 a.m: Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 24, and run through noon March 4.
3:04 p.m: The State Board of Elections is reminding North Carolina residents that state and county election officials will never go door-to-door conducting any type of election business.
4:38 p.m: Any registered and eligible North Carolina voter may now request an absentee ballot for the 2022 primary election online through the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal, available on the State Board of Elections’ website.