RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/WAVY) – On Friday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections announced that more than one million voters had already cast their ballots by mail and in-person.
That equates to more than 14% of registered voters in the state.
“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.
Early voting began Thursday, Oct. 15 and ends on Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 3. All 100 North Carolina counties will offer weekend voting options throughout the early voting period.
More than 272,000 ballots were cast by 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
By comparison, about 166,000 ballots were cast in-person on the first day of early voting in 2016.
Other than long wait times at some sites, voters experienced few disruptions, according to election officials.
The Board of Elections created an interactive map that displays a breakdown of voter turnout by county. Visit this link to see the results for your county. Officials said the maps will be updated every morning.