In yet another twist in the Bladen County absentee ballot saga, a report by Charlotte-based WBTV states that a voter in Bladen County turned her ballot in but her vote was not counted:
Lee Ann Herring, a Republican, turned her absentee ballot into the Bladen County Board of Elections office on November 6, 2018.
A log of absentee ballot drop-offs maintained by the elections board shows Herring signed her ballot in.
But Herring’s ballot is not marked as having been received on a list of absentee voters in the 2018 general election provided to WBTV by the Bladen County Board of Elections.
Nor is she listed as having voted in the 2018 general election in the online voter database maintained by the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
In another report, this time by Wilmington-based WECT, a State Board of Elections Official said that Harris’ vote had been counted but that fact was not recorded due to a clerical error. The official also said that Harris’ voting record will be updated soon.
If you want to make sure that your vote was counted, you can use a handle tool maintained by the State Board of Elections. You just enter your name, year of birth, and county into the SBE Voter Search tool, hit “enter” and scroll down to “Voter History”. If you find “11/06/2018 GENERAL” at the top of the list, your vote was counted.
Since voter information is a public record, you can also look up the voting history of your friends, family or public figures.