Raleigh, N.C. – On the first day of in-person, early voting for the June 7 primary, the Civitas Institute announces an updated, faster NC Vote Tracker (www.NCvotetracker.com) with a fresh look.
“We take the early voting data straight from the State Board of Elections website and put it in a format that is useful and easily accessible for everyone,” said Civitas Election Analyst Susan Myrick. “The new version not only has a new look, it also promises to be faster on the upload, so users won’t have to wait so long for the next day’s results.”
The interactive NC Vote Tracker (the only one of its kind in North Carolina) was introduced during the November 2010 one-stop period and has been widely used in elections since then.
NC Vote Tracker is updated daily during the in-person, early voting period to allow citizens to view early voting statistics. It helps citizens search for voting numbers in categories such as counties, precincts and legislative districts. The results also include voting trends and turnout broken down by party, race, age, and major election jurisdictions. The NC Vote Tracker also includes charts and graphs for visual comparisons.
The new NC Vote Tracker includes the data from the 2016 March Primary and the newest data from the upcoming June 7 Primary. Today the data shows that 8,769 voters have voted thus far using the “by-mail” method. Of those voters, 3,747 are Republicans, 3,201 Democrats and 1,809 are unaffiliated. So far only 728 voters have voted from Congressional District 13 while 1,076 voters have turned out from Congressional District 5.
The two races on the June 7 ballot came about after two separate court decisions. The congressional primary became necessary when a federal court’s ruling forced the legislature to draw new congressional districts. The legislature submitted those maps on February 17, two days before the deadline. At that time, however, the March primary ballots had been printed and voters were already voting by mail, necessitating the June 7 vote.
Also on the June 7 ballot is a North Carolina Supreme Court associate justice election. This race came about after the NC Supreme Court in 3-3 ruling upheld a lower court’s ruling that the retention-election law was unconstitutional. (Justice Robert Edmunds, who is running in the June 7 election, recused himself from the vote.)
You can see for yourself at www.NCvotetracker.com.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Civitas Elections Analyst Susan Myrick, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.747.8059.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.