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Monday, September 20, 2010

Important 2010 NC Election Dates and Sample Ballots

It is quickly approaching crunch time in the 2010 election cycle, and I've collected some information for you regarding this election.

The information compiled for this post was extracted from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. To see all applicable North Carolina laws that govern our elections, visit Chapter 163 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

If you have questions regarding elections in your county in North Carolina, please visit the County Boards of Election page on the NC State Board of Election website, they have links to county websites (or for those that don't have separate websites for the Board of Ashe County, contact information.)

Here are some helpful dates for this election, and places where you can find sample ballots:

Important 2010 Election Dates

Voter registration deadline

Fri, October 8, 2010 5pm

Voter registration deadline for November 2 General Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 pm today [NCGS 163-82.6(c)]

One-stop begins

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

One-stop absentee voting begins for General Election [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]; modified full-time county board offices remain open five days each week [NCGS 163-227.2(f)]

Absentee ballot requests due

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010

Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability)[NCGS 163-230.1(a)]

One-stop ends

Saturday, Oct 30, 2010

One-stop absentee voting ends [NCGS 163-227.2(b)]

Illness requests due

Mon, November 1, 2010 5p

Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disability is 5:00 pm[NCGS 163-230.1(a1)]


Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010

General Election Day [NCGS 163-1(c)] Mail copy of certified list of executed absentee ballots to SBE by first-class mail by 10:00 am. Deliver certified list of executed ballots to polling places by 10:00 am. [NCGS 163-232] CBE meets to count absentee ballots [NCGS 163-234(2)] After counting completed, prepare absentee abstracts and mail immediately to SBE [NCGS 163-234(6)] Research provisional ballot envelopes [NCGS 163-182.2(4)]

CBE canvass

Friday, Nov 12, 2010

Canvass Day for county boards of elections [NCGS 163-182.5(b)]


Sample Ballot for NC Court of Appeals race using IRV method

Sample Ballot for NC Court of Appeals IRV (read more about this race)

Sample Ballots by County:

Entire State of North Carolina

Ashe (1 ballot for entire county)

Avery (1 ballot for entire county)

Buncombe (8 different ballots)

Cherokee (16 different ballots)

Clay (9 different ballots)

Graham (4 different ballots)

Haywood (7 different ballots)

Jackson (1 ballot for entire county)

Macon (2 different ballots)

Madison (1 ballot for entire county)

McDowell (17 different ballots)

Mitchell (9 different ballots)

Rutherford (2 different ballots)

Swain (5 different ballots)

Transylvania (18 different ballots)

Wake [this is where evil state capitol is located] (35 different ballots)

Watauga (1 ballot for entire county)

Yancey (12 different ballots)

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