Oct. 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Susan Myrick (919) 834-2099 Susan.Myrick@nccivitas.org
RALEIGH – NC Vote Tracker is back, and you can use it now to get an early jump on who is voting and where.
Vote Tracker is the user-friendly database at the Civitas Institute’s Carolina Transparency website (www.carolinatransparency.com/votetracker/) that helps pundits, political junkies and ordinary people better understand the early voting numbers. The data comes straight from the State Board of Elections (SBOE) website, where it is refreshed each morning with the previous day’s early voting activity. First introduced in 2010, NC Vote Tracker allows us to break down the early voting data by party, age, gender, race, congressional and state House and Senate districts.
The first numbers we will be seeing from Vote Tracker are from absentee by-mail ballots. In 2012, of the 4,539,696 total votes cast, 2,556,207 (56 percent) were cast in One-Stop early voting, 202,786 (4 percent) by absentee by-mail voting, and 1,720,438 (nearly 40 percent) on Election Day.
So, instead of waiting until after the election to find out who voted, we can get a head start by utilizing NC Vote Tracker to track voters who choose to vote early by mail or in-person at an early voting site.
Civitas Election Policy Analyst Susan Myrick is available to comment on Vote Tracker and any election-related issues. She can be reached at 919-834-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Civitas Institute is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or email@example.com.