Voter turnout for the November election was similar to 2018, the most recent non-presidential election year. Nearly 3.8 million of the more than 7.4 million North Carolinians registered to vote cast a ballot, or 51% of the voting-eligible population. The rate of participation was slightly less than the 53% turnout in 2018.
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“While this is not a record, it is still a tremendous turnout for a midterm election,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the state elections board.
Like all general elections since 2016, most of the ballots cast this year came from early, in-person voting. More than 2 million people voted during the one-stop early voting period from Oct. 20 to Nov. 5. Nearly 1.6 million ballots were cast on Election Day.
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