#ncsbe Director Karen Brinson Bell just recommended to State Board of Elections that ALL 2021 municipal elections be delayed until 2022, and that 2022 primary be moved from March 8 to May 3 (second primary July 12). She says she has talked to state legislators NCLM /1 #ncpol
Brinson Bell will be making this presentation to NC House Elections Committee at 1 pm Wednesday. For Raleigh and Cary if adopted this would put election May 3, 2022 and any runoff Jul 12. For Wake municipalities w/plurality format, election May 3, 2022. /2 #ncpol
Important to note this a PROPOSAL made to NCSBE /3 #ncpol.
NOTE: municipal elections in even-numbered year do increase somewhat cost of the election, mostly more ballot styles. Asheville and Winston-Salem had primaries same day as 2020 prez primary, see sample ballots for Buncombe and Forsyth here: dl.ncsbe.gov/?prefix=data/S… /4 #ncpol
CURRENTLY municipalities with elections in even year are MOSTLY 4 in Buncombe, plus Lincolnton, Winston-Salem, some in Stanley County and scattered others /5 #ncpol
I should be clear again from reading my replies — I am not advocating for or against the proposal, but analyzing it
Next discussion of this primary and election date issue will be in an #ncga State House committee 1 pm Wednesday ncleg.gov/Committees/Com… — livestream available. #ncpol /6
Just got asked about term extensions due to delays and if it had happened before in Orange Co -yes, in 1971 (effective in 1973) #ncga moved Chapel Hill, Carrboro and CHCSS elections from May to Nov, those elected in 1969 got bonus 6 months, 1971 elex for 4.5 years /7 #ncpol

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5 Nov 20
As analyze the 2020 NC provisional file at s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/E… -- note it's partially uploaded, not likely final til Saturday.

I've put together a 2016 analysis, 60,591 provisionals with 44.3% counted, but wide variance based on types. See image. /1 #ncpol
In 2016 analysis, combined approved/partially approved, difference irrelevant for statewide races. Most voting at wrong precinct w/in county or reporting address change have votes counted. If no voter record found at precinct, it's researched, in 2016 about 20% counted /2 #ncpol
Feel free to ask questions about what all the NC provisional categories mean. (I may have an explainer to post) /3 #ncpol
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4 Nov 20
Thru Nov 3 NC has 4,597,716 accepted ballots: 977,184 mail, 3,620,532 in-person early (62.5% of 7,359,935 reg voters, 96.4% of 4,769,640 2016 turnout). Same-day registration 110,591, 3.1% of 3,620,532 in-person early. (party, race, top 25 counties, daily early) #ncpol /1 ImageImageImageImage
I won't be doing this report again until after the Nov 13 county canvasses. But I will be tracking accepted absentee ballots coming in Nov 3-12. Those received yesterday are not in the election results. The number of accepted absentees went up by 17,204 this morning. /2 #ncpolm
It does look like when all absentee and early votes have come in Mecklenburg will hit 500,000 in that category ! Also to note: as abentees are accepted each day Nov 3-12 to be added at the November 13 county canvasses, I will be able to track party. /3 #ncpol
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1 Nov 20
Outside the Lake Lynn early voting site in Wake County about 30 minutes after early voting poll close, three voters came up to me trying to turn in their voted absentee ballots (too late for that option), so I gave them 5 options .... (continued) /1 #ncpol
(1) take to county board of elections office Monday during business hours. (in Wake, 1200 North New Hope Rd in Raleigh 8:30p to 5:15p); (2) same as #1, but Tuesday 8:30a to 5p; (3) vote Tuesday 6:30a to 7:30p at their precinct, THEN discard absentee envelope ... (continued) /2
(4) take into a US Post Office Monday business hours, hand to clerk and ask clerk to hand postmark ballot envelope; (5) same as #4 but Tuesday. (4) and (5) are backstops if (1) thru (3) don’t work for voter. Still ok as if postmarked by Nov 3 can be received til Nov 12 /3 #ncpol
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31 Oct 20
Orange County NC early voting Saturday 1,714. Final early vote total 50,562. orangecountync.gov/1720/Elections /1 #ncpol
Wake County early voting Saturday 16,745 in a 6-hour voting period. Final early voting total 372,960. msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/downl… /2 #ncpol
Durham County NC early voting Saturday (7 hour voting day) 4,639. Final early voting total 117,859. dcovotes.com/home/showdocum… /3 top 2 sites: South Regional Library 13,112; Duke campus Karsh Center. 12,694.
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31 Oct 20
Orange County NC early voting Friday 2,704. Sixteen day cumulative total 48,848. orangecountync.gov/1720/Elections /1 #ncpol
Every time I see “Efland” I think of the I-85 “Efland” highway exit sign that used to be defaced every December to say “Elfland” /2
Wake County NC early voting Friday way up to 26,973. Fifteen day cumulative total 355,926. msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/downl… /3 #ncpol
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30 Oct 20
Orange County NC early voting Thursday 2,362. Fifteen day cumulative total 46,144. orangecountync.gov/1720/Elections /1 #ncpol
Wake County early voting Thursday 22,568. Fifteen day cumulative total 329,704. msweb03.co.wake.nc.us/bordelec/downl… /2 #ncpol
Durham County early voting Thursday 4,618. Fifteen day cumulative total 106,925. dcovotes.com/home/showdocum… /3 #ncpol ImageImageImageImage
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