Elections

NC Board of Elections director says March 2022 Primary elections should be delayed

The director of North Carolina’s State Board of Elections says all municipal elections in the state should be delayed until 2022.

Rouzer, Tillis are on opposite sides of certifying electoral votes

NC Sen. Tillis says he will not object Electoral College votes

Cheri Beasley requests hand-to-eye recount of random sample, Brunswick precinct first local county to schedule recount

  Newby still leads the race after counties complete recount in NC Supreme Court race

  Brunswick County School Board holds swearing in ceremony, elects new office holders

  New Hanover elections board pushes hearing in Chief Justice election

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  The State Board of Elections certifies historic 2020 election results

  Recount, protest hearings get underway in NC Chief Justice race

North Carolina Supreme Court race headed to recount; fewer than 400 votes between candidates

  ’We take this job seriously’: Elections director who had to challenge her own mother’s ballot hopes voters see workers as dedicated public servants

  New Hanover canvasses all but two statewide races, prepares for protest hearing

Approved absentee and provisional ballots do not appear to change close New Hanover County races

  Your Election Day vote may not be showing up yet online. That’s normal in NC.

Election administrators across North Carolina continue to update the information of people who voted on election day, even as calls increase for that information to be made public much sooner. But the process is working on schedule, just as it always has.

Ten votes separate two Bladen County Commissioners seeking reelection

The race for a seat on the Bladen County Board of Commissioners is tighter after elections officials added accepted absentee-by-mail and provisional ballots to the election results.

  Bladen County Board of Elections approves absentee and provisional ballots

The Bladen County Board of Elections met Tuesday night to consider absentee and provisional ballots cast in the 2020 General Election.

  County Boards of Elections set meetings to approve provisional and remaining absentee ballots

Boards of Elections in southeastern North Carolina counties have set meetings to approve provisional ballots cast by voters on Election Day, and remaining absentee ballots received after the election but postmarked on November 3.

  The State Board of Elections reassures people their votes are counted

  NC State Board of Elections releases provisional ballot numbers for 2020 General Election

  So what’s next? Understanding outstanding absentee mail-in ballots

Tillis claims victory, Cunningham waits for vote count as U.S. Senate race in N.C. remains too close to call

Roy Cooper wins re-election as North Carolina governor

Mark Robinson wins race for lieutenant governor of North Carolina, AP reports

  Check the location of your polling place for election day

Unlike with early voting where people can choose where to vote, Election Day ballots must be cast at the polling place assigned to each registered voter.

At least 97 percent of votes cast in NC to be tallied on election night, officials say

The N.C. State Board of Elections says it anticipates that the results reported by the end of election night will include 97 percent or more of all ballots cast in North Carolina

  NC Democrats hope to flip these 4 seats blue, and they’re spending big to do it

Control of the North Carolina General Assembly, and thus a hand in the once-a-decade redraw of congressional and state legislative maps, may come down to a handful of state Senate races. And the money aimed at those races shows it.

  Tillis visits Brunswick County on criss-cross tour of NC ahead of Election Day

Senator Thom Tillis stopped by the Brunswick County GOP headquarters on his statewide campaign tour.

  With deadline extended, 233,000 absentee by-mail ballots remain outstanding as Election Day looms

Time is ticking down for absentee voters to request ballots by mail and get them back to election offices for the general election. Voters have until Nov. 3 to get their ballots in either in-person or by mail.

Supreme Court allowing NC absentee ballots to be received and counted up to 9 days after election

The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day

More than half of registered NC voters have cast their ballots

More than 3.6 million ballots were cast by Wednesday afternoon, data showed

  One-stop early voting dates, times and locations in southeastern North Carolina counties for 2020 General Elections

One-stop early voting runs from Thursday, October 15 to Saturday, October 31, in counties across North Carolina. Local Boards of Elections have set up several locations where voters can cast ballots ahead of Election Day, November 3.

Wilmington City Councilman Kevin Spears talks climate change, voting at Biden Campaign event

Councilman Spears spoke at a Biden Harris campaign event at Bodega Saturday afternoon.

  Court decisions move voters out of by-mail limbo, but the clock is ticking

After months of legislative and legal fights over the rules for absentee-by-mail voting, North Carolina finally has some clarity two weeks before Election Day.

  Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioner speak at Power Breakfast event

Six candidates are running for three seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in the 2020 General Election. All six took part in a Power Breakfast event sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

  Candidates face off on issues at Greater Wilmington Business Journal power breakfast

Candidates discussed a variety of high-profile topics.

Court rulings clarify NC mail voting rules. How to make sure your ballot counts.

After months of legislative and legal fights over the rules for absentee-by-mail voting, North Carolina finally has some clarity two weeks before Election Day. Here's how to make sure your absentee ballot counts.

More than 2 million people have already voted in North Carolina

More than 2 million people have already voted in North Carolina in the 2020 election, according to the state board of elections website.

NC Senate race shatters record for money spent on advertising

The North Carolina Senate race is so important to both Democrats and Republicans that it set a record for the most money spent on a single Senate race.

North Carolina resumes processing deficient absentee ballots

The State Board of Elections issued a directive telling counties to immediately resume notifying voters whose ballots arrive with a range of deficiencies on how to fix the problem or start the process over.

New Hanover County lists wait times for early voting locations

The New Hanover County Board of Elections can show voters how long they will have to wait to cast their ballot at any of the nine One-Stop early voting locations across the county.

  UPDATE: Minor issues resolved as early voting kicks off in Cape Fear region

With early voting in North Carolina kicking off Thursday morning, there have some reports of minor issues at early voting locations in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Cooper, Forest clash on coronavirus, economy and schools in N.C. governor debate

The 2020 North Carolina governor’s race is hotly-contested and features two candidates already in office - Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.

Vice President Pence visiting Selma on Friday

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Selma on Friday

Vice Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris trip to N.C. canceled after people close to campaign test positive for coronavirus

Democratic Vice Presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris' Thursday trips to Charlotte and Asheville have been canceled after two people close to the campaign tested positive for COVID-19.

Curbside pick-up at two NHC libraries will be affected by early voting

One-stop early voting, which begins Thursday October 15, will impact curbside pick-up at Northeast Library and Pine Valley Library.

  Sen. Danny Earl Britt is the republican incumbent running for a third term in the NC Senate District 13 race

Sen. Danny Earl Britt is the republican incumbent running for reelection to a third term representing District 13 in the North Carolina Senate, which includes all of Columbus counties.

  Barbara Yates-Lockamy is the democratic nominee running in the NC Senate District 13 race

Barbara Yates-Lockamy is the democratic nominee for the District 13 seat in the North Carolina Senate, which covers all of Columbus and Robeson counties.

Poll: Supreme Court process more important in NC’s Senate race than Cunningham’s affair

Cunningham now holds a 49-39 percent lead over Tillis, who is seeking a second six-year term.

Race for attorney general in North Carolina remains too close to call

The 2020 race for North Carolina Attorney General pits incumbent Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein against Republican challenger Jim O’Neill.

Leaders from both NHC political parties share message on vandalism and theft of campaign signs

Will Knecht of the NHC Republican Party and Richard Polle of the NHC Democratic Party sent a joint press release Saturday night.

Cal Cunningham asked repeatedly about more possible affair allegations, doesn’t fully answer

In total, Cunningham was asked four times about whether more allegations could surface in the future.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.

Cal Cunningham under investigation by US Army Reserve

US Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham is under investigation by the US Army Reserve following revelations he had an extramarital affair, according to a spokesman for the US Army Reserve.

  Voter Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 9

Voters have a number of options ahead and after the deadline.

Brunswick County Board of Elections relocates seven polling places

Seven polling places in Brunswick County have been relocated ahead of the November 3 election, mostly because larger facilities were needed to accommodate proper social distancing.

NCSBE: 11,000 N.C. voter registration applications mailed with incorrect info

A technology vendor that works with campaigns to increase voter registrations say they inadvertently mailed pre-filled voter registration applications with incorrect name, address and date of birth information.

New Cal Cunningham texts revealed as personal scandal roils critical N.C. Senate race

Previously undisclosed text messages obtained by The Associated Press and additional interviews show that the relationship extended beyond suggestive texts to an intimate encounter as recently as July.

Republicans seek access to absentee ballot containers in new lawsuit

The North Carolina Republican Party filed a new lawsuit on Monday seeking to force the North Carolina State Board of Elections to provide access to absentee ballot envelopes, which are public records under the law.

  In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox

Weeks before a pivotal election and in the midst of a global pandemic, North Carolinians are also concerned about the mail.

  AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Cleveland stack up with the facts.

Vice Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris visits Raleigh, discusses voting with Black North Carolinians

She will be in Raleigh on Monday, according to a spokesperson for her campaign.

  Rep. Frank Iler is the republican incumbent seeking reelection to the District 17 seat in the NC House of Representatives

Rep. Frank Iler is the republican incumbent running for reelection to a sixth full term in the NC House of Representatives District 17 seat.

  Debbi Fintak is the democratic nominee running in the NC House District 16 race

Debbi Fintak is the democratic nominee running for the District 16 seat in the NC House of Representatives, which includes all of Pender County and the eastern half of Columbus County.

  Rep. Carson Smith is running for reelection as the republican candidate in the NC House District 16 race

Rep. Carson Smith is running for reelection to the District 16 seat in the NC House of Representatives, which includes all of Pender County and the eastern half of Columbus County.

  Sen. Harper Peterson is running for reelection as the democratic candidate for NC Senate in District 9

Sen. Harper Peterson is running for re-election in the North Carolina Senate District 9, which represents most of New Hanover County in the General Assembly.

NC elections board released closed meeting minutes, memos after vote scrutiny

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has released meeting minutes and a legal memo related to a vote it took in closed session last week.

Black voters’ mail-in ballots in NC rejected twice as often as whites. Why?

The most common flaw with those ballots is having incomplete witness information, with 824 ballots turned down for that reason. Of those, 55 percent were cast by Black voters.

North Carolina surpasses 1 million mark for absentee ballots requested

In NC, over a million absentee ballots have been requested as of Sept. 23. The state was the first in the country to have them mailed out to voters beginning on Sept. 4.

Resignation of NC elections board Republicans raises questions about closed session vote

The resignation of the two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections late Wednesday night has raised new questions about a vote, taken by the board in a closed session, that would ease some legal requirements pertaining to absentee by mail ballots.

Both Republican members of N.C. State Board of Elections announce resignation

Both Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections have resigned from the board Wednesday night.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden hosts Black Economic Summit in Charlotte

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrived in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon to host a Black Economic Summit.

Tillis and Cunningham spar police reform, Supreme Court pick

Sen. Thom Tillis (R) and challenger Cal Cunningham (D) were at CBS 17 in Raleigh, taking part in their second debate amid the North Carolina Senate race.

  The NC State Board of Elections files a motion to ensure more lawful absentee ballots count

The State Board of Elections filed a motion in Wake County Superior Court on Tuesday to make it easier for voters to fix problems with their absentee ballots.

  National Voter Registration Day: Here’s what you need to know

In North Carolina, over 7 million people are registered to vote.

  YWCA hosts “From the Block to the Ballot” curbside registration drive

YWCA hosts “From the Block to the Ballot” curbside registration drive

President Trump visiting Charlotte to discuss healthcare

President Donald Trump is returning to North Carolina, this time to the city of Charlotte to discuss healthcare.

Candidates for local NC House and NC Senate seats take part in virtual forum

A virtual forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear (LWVLCF), YWCA Lower Cape Fear and the North Carolina Coastal Federation was held Thursday evening to hear about key issues from candidates running for NC House District 18, 19, 20 and NC Senate 8 and 9 seats.

Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioners share views in virtual forum

Candidates running for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners gathered virtually Wednesday evening in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear, YWCA Lower Cape Fear and the North Carolina Coastal Federation

  Elections offices deal with sticking envelopes, other issues as record absentee votes start pouring in

Elections officials hope voters will start the absentee process sooner rather than later to make dealing with any issues easier.

Candidates for New Hanover County Board of Education take part in virtual forum

Candidates running for the New Hanover County Board of Education gathered virtually Tuesday evening in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear, YWCA Lower Cape Fear and the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

NC: Trump rally exceeded pandemic limits, but not illegal

A spokeswoman for North Carolina’s governor says President Donald Trump’s rally in Winston-Salem this week violated state health and safety protocols but was not illegal.