voter turnout

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NC voter turnout in the midterms: What the data show for various groups

BY: - December 8, 2022

This report about voter turnout follows one from last week about changes in voter registration. This new spreadsheet – 12 pages – compares voter turnout statewide, by county and by voting groups for 2022 with 2018. Turnout rate = Number of ballots cast divided by number of registered voters. Each county has two rows on […]

Black voters, students home for the holiday help drive early turnout for Georgia Senate race

BY: - November 29, 2022

Early voting in the U.S. Senate runoff got off to a busy start in Georgia, with more than half a million ballots cast as of Monday night, including more than 300,000 votes cast Monday. “Just…WOW!” tweeted Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for the secretary of state Monday night. “GA voters, facilitated through the hard work of county election & poll workers, have shattered the old Early Vote turnout...

Midterm voting mostly problem-free in battleground states, voting advocates report

BY: - November 8, 2022

As of midday Tuesday, voting across the country has largely gone smoothly without any major issues or incidents of voter intimidation, voting rights advocates said.  In counties that did experience problems, which were typical of any Election Day, the incidents were largely attributed to faulty technology and human error.   In Maricopa County, Arizona, one of […]

More than 42 million Americans already have voted in the midterms

BY: - November 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers.  The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting ahead of Election Day, possibly […]

Despite fragility of abortion rights, NC voter turnout remains strong but not extraordinary at the close of early voting

BY: - November 5, 2022

The final push is on and get out the vote efforts shift to Tuesday in an election in which the key for Democrats and Republicans has been to rev up enthusiasm among their most reliable voters. As early voting wraps up, the vote totals are higher than at this time in the last midterm election, […]

More than 9 million voters already have cast their ballots in November elections

BY: - October 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — Roughly 9.4 million Americans have already voted in the midterm elections, casting a combination of in-person early votes and mail-in ballots, according to data compiled by the United States Elections Project. Florida as well as Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania are among the top states in terms of early voting so far.  The initiative, […]

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Name-calling in politics grabs headlines, but voters don’t like it – and it could backfire in the 2022 midterm elections

BY: - September 26, 2022

Spending on political advertising is setting records in the midterm elections. But evidence shows that negative messages might discourage voters from casting ballots altogether. As the 2022 midterms get closer, political attacks in campaign advertisements are on the rise. In November, Rep. Paul Gosar shared an anime cartoon video showing him physically attacking Rep. Alexandria […]

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Another Election Day that most North Carolinians will sit out

BY: - May 17, 2022

Today is primary Election Day in North Carolina. Across our state, voters will make scores of important decisions about the future of our democracy. In many places, Democrats and Republicans will select the two finalists in a host of key contests – from the United States Senate to the state legislature to the state courts. In many others, where one party or the other dominates, today’s vote will effectively decide the outcome of the election.

Monday numbers: a closer look at the election turnout rates of white and Black voters

BY: - September 20, 2021

As U.S. Senate Democrats united behind a bill dubbed the "Freedom to Vote Act" that would expand voter registration, promote nonpartisan redistricting and designate Election Day a federal holiday, experts at the Brennan Center for Justice have identified gaps in voter turnout that warrant stronger protection for non-white voters.

Monday numbers: A closer look at some surprising facts about 2020 voter turnout

BY: - February 1, 2021

Voter turnout was higher in last year's general election among most demographic groups, but it barely changed from 2016 for young Black voters. Indeed, data from the NC State Board of Elections paint a sobering picture of the low turnout rate among young Black voters aged 18-40.

NC Super Tuesday overall turnout down from 2016, but it’s not all drab news

BY: - March 4, 2020

Voter turnout on Super Tuesday was down slightly from the 2016 presidential primary election, but Democratic turnout was up, according to preliminary statistics. Overall, 31 percent of North Carolinians registered to vote cast a ballot yesterday compared to almost 36 percent in the 2016 primary election. The results were expected by pollsters and mimicked trends […]

Poll: Democrats can thank voters of color for wins across country

BY: - November 19, 2018

There would have been no blue wave across the country after the midterm elections if not for voters of color. The NAACP, Advancement Project and African American Research Collaborative released results Monday from a poll that looked at African American voters across various competitive elections to determine how they engaged this year and how findings might […]