Statement from State Board Executive Director on Successful Elections | Beaufort County Now | The following is a statement from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, on Tuesday’s primary elections in North Carolina | board of elections, statement, executive director, karen brinson bell, successful elections, june 24, 2020

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Statement from State Board Executive Director on Successful Elections

Press Release:

    RALEIGH, N.C.     The following is a statement from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, on Tuesday's primary elections in North Carolina:

  • "At the State Board of Elections, we are proud of the efforts of our county boards of elections, directors and staffs in the 18 North Carolina counties with primary elections yesterday.
  • We are extremely grateful to the elections workers from those communities who braved the pandemic conditions to ensure their neighbors and fellow voters could cast ballots in person.
  • We are looking for many more such "democracy heroes" for the November election. Those interested in serving as election workers can express their interest by filling out this poll worker interest survey.
  • We also would like to thank the voters of the 11th Congressional District and Columbus County who exercised their right to vote in Tuesday's elections, North Carolina's first attempt at voting during this pandemic.
  • The elections went smoothly under difficult circumstances and more than 47,000 voters successfully cast ballots - either by mail, during in-person early voting or on Election Day.
  • As your state elections director, I want to reaffirm our commitment to my fellow North Carolinians that you will be able to cast your ballot without fear of disease. Tuesday's elections made it even more clear that state elections officials must be prepared this November for significant numbers of voters casting ballots using all three voting options: absentee by mail, in-person at an early voting site and in-person on Election Day.
  • I have reached out to counties that conducted elections yesterday, and we will soon hold meetings to brainstorm about how we can improve upon the successful June 23 elections as we move quickly toward November."



  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov



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