Today is the first day of one-stop voting (in-person early voting). The first day’s turnout numbers will be reflected on NC Vote Tracker (www.ncvotetracker.com) tomorrow morning.
We’ve watched the absentee by-mail numbers track up in the last few weeks, but those numbers will look minuscule compared to the first day of one-stop.
In 2008, 54,623 votes had been cast the day before one-stop began – the next day the totals had jumped to 176,835 votes cast – that’s 122,215 more votes than the day before – approximately 116,500 of those votes were one-stop votes.
In 2008, the day before one-stop began: 30,048 Republicans, 15,780 Democrats and 8,772 Unaffiliated voters had voted. After the first day of one-stop the numbers by party changed — Republicans 56,731, Democrats 91,175 and Unaffiliated voters 27,849.
Whatever happens at the early voting sites today – all you have to do is take a look at www.ncvotetracker.com tomorrow morning to get the whole picture.
We have added a new feature to ncvotetracker, now you can click on a button to see what was happening at the same point in time in 2008.