Early voting for Tuesday’s primary tops 2010

Press Release

From North Carolina Board of Elections:

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.

“We are encouraged by the strong showing despite severe weather across our state,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach.

The 2014 primary is the first election cycle under a compacted 10-day early voting period, which ends Saturday at 1 p.m. Operation schedules for early voting sites are posted online.

More information can be found at http://www.ncsbe.gov.

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  1. Opponents of Election Reform and Voter Integrity Got It Wrong on Early Voting

    Already progressive fictions about voting reform are being dispelled by hard numbers from state government…The next few elections will demonstrate that the new elections reform law will only help re-establish integrity in our election process and begin to reassure voters that their votes really do count.


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