NC Votes Top 1 Million | Beaufort County Now | With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Friday eclipsed more than one million votes in the 2020 general election. | board of elections, strong showing, mail-in ballots, early voters, general election, october 19, 2020

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NC Votes Top 1 Million

Press Release:

    Raleigh, N.C.     With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Friday eclipsed more than one million votes in the 2020 general election.

    With more than two weeks until Election Day, more than 14 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.

    "We're glad to see so many North Carolina voters performing their civic duty and letting their voice be heard by voting," said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. "We look forward to more North Carolinians casting their ballot and staying safe while doing so."

    As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, North Carolina voters had cast 570,019 ballots by mail and 468,020 ballots in-person.

    The in-person early voting period began Thursday and ends October 31. Voters may find sites and hours in their county using the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search Tool HERE.

    More Access to Early Voting

    For 2020, North Carolina has more early voting sites than in 2016 and a significant increase in hours. Every county in North Carolina will offer weekend voting during this period.

    For a breakdown of voter turnout by county, visit HERE. The turnout maps will be updated each morning.

    For absentee by-mail data, visit HERE.


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



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