Absentee voting in the 3rd Congressional District has begun. As always, whenever there is congressional or statewide voting going on in North Carolina the Civitas Institute will be covering it with Vote Tracker. The program allows you keep up with absentee by mail and one-stop early voting through the primary on April 30. We will also be tracking votes in the 9th District primary through that district’s primary date on May 14.
The first absentee by mail ballot came in on March 15 (the same day that ballots were sent out). It was from 38-year-old white male voting on the Republican primary ballot registered in Craven County.
Civitas first introduced Vote Tracker in 2010. It allows us to track early mail and in-person voting by party, age, sex, race. Once absentee ballots start arriving in the 9th district in about two weeks, we will also be able to track votes by congressional district.
The data is also presented in graphic form. So, for example, if you want to get an idea of when absentee-by-mail ballots came into the Craven County Board of Elections, that information is just a few clicks away (example from the 2018 general election):
We pull data directly from the North Carolina State Board of Elections and update the information on Vote Tracker every weekday. We will also periodically post on findings from Vote Tracker on this web page.