Monday Voter Numbers

Melissa Boughton, Policy Watch


Early voting has begun, and North Carolinians are turning out in droves at the polls. It’s a big year for the state’s midterm elections — voters get to decide if the GOP will keep its legislative supermajority and if six of their constitutional amendments will pass.

There was at least a 12.5 percent increase in early voters on the first day this year compared to the first day of the 2014 midterm elections. At four days in, early voting turnout already surpassed that of the primary election earlier this year.

Here are some overall early voting statistics with some insight about who is showing up at the polls:

438,429 — total number of early ballots cast in North Carolina through Saturday

417,288 — number of voters (from Wednesday through Saturday) who used one-stop early voting sites

19,106 — civilian absentee ballots cast (through Saturday)

318 — military absentee ballots cast (through Saturday)

1,717 — overseas absentee ballots cast

286,697 — early voter turnout from the primary election this spring

1,174,188 — total number of early voting and absentee ballots cast in the 2014 midterm election

10 — the number of early voting days in the 2014 midterm election

18 — the number of early voting days in this year’s midterm election

7,060,811 — total number of registered voters in North Carolina this year

2,675,646 — are registered Democrats with 7.05 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

2,105,243 — are registered Republicans with 6.27 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

2,241,495 — are registered unaffiliated with 5.21 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

37,157 — are registered Libertarians with 2.60 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

541 — are registered with the Constitution Party with 7.95 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

729 — are registered with the Green Party with 6.72 percent early voting turnout this year through Saturday

6.81% — number of ballots cast through Saturday by white voters

5.35% — number of ballots cast through Saturday by Black voters

3.86% — number of ballots cast though Saturday by voters who identify by a race “other” than Black or white

6.17% — of voters through Saturday identify as female

6.40% — of voters through Saturday identify as male

3.93% — of voters through Saturday do not identify as male or female

*Statistics are from the North Carolina Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.