[State Board of Elections] State Board Releases Number of Provisional Ballots Cast in 2022 General Election | Eastern North Carolina Now | Raleigh, N.C. – Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election.

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    Raleigh, N.C.     Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election. The State Board surveyed the county boards of elections to provide the count of provisional ballots cast during the 2022 general election.

    See Provisionals Cast - November 2022 General (PDF).

    (This PDF will be updated as soon as additional data become available.)

    A voter may cast a provisional ballot when their name does not appear on the poll book or other questions arise about their eligibility to vote or to vote a particular ballot. The provisional voter fills out a form called a provisional application, which includes information that the county board can use to research the voter's eligibility.

    County board staff research each provisional application to determine if the voter is eligible. After Election Day, each county board of elections meets before certifying the results to make decisions on provisional applications submitted by voters. If the board determines that the voter is eligible, the provisional ballot is counted. If the voter is eligible for some contests on the ballot but not others, the eligible contests will be counted for that voter. These ballots will be added to the official results during the canvass process.

    County canvass for the November 8 election will be Friday, November 18. The final certification of votes by the State Board of Elections will take place during a board meeting on at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 29.


  • Anita Bullock Branch
  • Deputy Director
  • Beaufort County Board of Elections
  • 1308 Highland Drive, Suite 104 / PO Box 1016
  • Washington, NC 27889
  • Ph: 252.946.2321
  • Fax: 252.974.2962

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