2012 Election Snapshots
Over the past several months, Pew collected data about the 2012 presidential election from nearly every state and the District of Columbia. We used the findings to create a snapshot of each jurisdiction, focusing on how many people voted, how long they waited to cast their ballots, how they cast them, and how many ballots were not counted. These snapshots will be released over the coming months, five at a time, and the Election Data Dispatches will take a closer look at the latest snapshots each week.
2012 Election Snapshot - North Carolina
More than half of North Carolina voters cast early, in-person ballots in 2012. During the state’s early voting period, which ran for 17 days, voters were also able to register and cast their ballots at the same time. More than 98,000 people in the state took advantage of this same-day registration option for the 2012 general election. A new state law will shorten the early voting period to 10 days and end the practice of same-day registration beginning in 2014.