According to www.ncvotetracker.com, during the first day of in-person early voting (one-stop), 162,382 North Carolinians cast their votes. That number appears to fall short of 2012 when 167,500 voters cast their votes on the first day of one-stop voting
Overall the early voting numbers this year show even more of a difference when compared to 2012. As of yesterday a total of 220,954 voters had cast their ballots. Of those votes, 58,572 were absentee, by-mail ballots. In 2012, after the first day of early voting the number of people voting totaled 242,038, of those votes, 74,538 were absentee. Meaning more than 15,000 more absentee ballots were cast in 2012 as one-stop voting began.
So far this year 105,741 Democrats, 62,864 Republicans, and 51,862 unaffiliated voters have cast their ballots. Mecklenburg (21,735) and Wake (20,598) counties lead the way in number of voters.
Visit http://www.ncvotetracker.com to see the breakdown of early votes by party, gender, race, county and political districts.