RALEIGH – There’s no need to get voting insights from pundits and political spinners, now that you can track early North Carolina voting patterns yourself at NC Vote Tracker (ncvotetracker.com) from the Civitas Institute.
Every day, ncvotetracker.com updates official early voting statistics and puts them into an easy-to-use format. NC Vote Tracker illuminates the voting by county, party, legislative districts, race and gender.
For example, as of Monday, 22 days out from the election, NC Vote Tracker showed that 51,119 people had voted. The tally included 27,710 people who had registered Republican, 14,006 who registered Democratic, and 9,326 who were unaffiliated.
NC Vote Tracker also showed that, at the same point in the 2008 election, 40,757 people had cast early ballots. The voters included 22,433 registered Republicans, 11,859 registered Democrats, and 6,447 registered unaffiliated voters.
“In 2008, voter turnout was crucial in North Carolina, and so far even more people are turning out this year,” said Susan Myrick, the election analyst for the Civitas Institute.
She pointed out that history shows voting will increase greatly beginning tomorrow, October 18, when One-Stop Voting begins. “There will be a lot of speculation about the early voting, but people can analyze the trends for themselves on ncvotetracker.com.”
More information on the Civitas Institute is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Civitas Election Analyst Susan Myrick or Communications Director Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099.