The first seven absentee-by-mail ballots in the September 10 elections were submitted yesterday. All seven were submitted to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. Of those seven, five were from voters in the Ninth Congressional District.
All the votes submitted yesterday came from overseas, with votes coming in from South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Jordan (2 votes), Thailand, and a military address in the Pacific.
We at Civitas will be keeping up with those votes on our Vote Tracker page, which presents mail and early (one-stop absentee) data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections in a more accessible format.
In addition to the special election in the Third Congressional District and the redo election in the Ninth Congressional District, municipal elections across the state are also being held on September 10. Presumably, most people who search Vote Tracker will be interested in one of the Congressional races. To see the results for that district, scroll down to the “Congressional District” box in the right column enter the number of that district in that search box and hit “Go!”
Once you filter by congressional district, you will be able to view how the early voting data breaks down in several categories, including party registration, ballot type, and several demographic factors.
We will start analyzing early voting patterns as we get closer to Election Day.