In-person early voting in North Carolina began Thursday, October 20, and will end at 3pm on Saturday, November 5, the weekend before Election Day. Registered voters can vote at any early voting site within their county, and same-day registration is also available at these sites for voters who are not registered at their current address. (Same-day registration is NOT available on Election Day.) Mail-in absentee ballots may also still be requested until November 1. As of Sunday, October 23, 5.1% of NC voters had submitted ballots in the 2022 elections.
The NC State Board of Elections issued a news release Thursday about confusing mailers some North Carolina voters received. The mailers, sponsored by an independent expenditure political action committee called the Voter Education Network, purport to show whether the voter receiving the mailer voted in the 2018 and 2020 elections, but some do not match state voter records, leading to voter concern. The mailers encourage voters who believe the information is incorrect to contact the NCSBE (and provide the phone number and website), which has led to the NCSBE’s receiving many calls from voters during an already busy time. In their news release, the NCSBE encouraged voters to check their voting record online. The Voter Education Network’s treasurer, Jason Falls, is a former Cleveland County commissioner and a relative of NC House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican from Cleveland County.