- 1,562,112 in-person (walk-in) ballots cast
- 132,524 mail-in ballots
- 5,495 "others" (e-mail and fax requested) ballots
These numbers represent an increase of 26% over the cumulative same-day totals in 2008 (nearly 1.7 million so far this year compared to 1.3 million this same date in 2008).
In looking at "walk-in" (in-person/one-stop) ballots cast so far, North Carolina is running approximately 17% ahead of the cumulative total on the same day in 2008. However, Monday's preliminary totals reflected a drop of about approximately 22,000 ballots from the same day in 2008. This is probably due to the impact of Hurri-blizzard Sandy, especially on the coast and in the mountains.
Cumulative Totals of In-Person Absentee Ballots Cast in North Carolina: Comparison of 2008 to 2012
Cumulative 2012 to 2008 In-Person Absentee Ballots Cast in NC by Registered Voter Party Affiliation
Again, my experience has been that these numbers will be revised in the next few days.
|Daily 2012 Compared to 2008 In-Person Registered Ballots Cast in North Carolina by Registered Democrats|
|Daily 2012 Compared to 2008 In-Person Absentee Ballots Cast in North Carolina by Registered Republicans|
|Daily 2012 Compared to 2008 In-Person Absentee Ballots Cast in North Carolina by Registered Unaffiliated|
In looking at the racial composition of the in-person absentee ballots cast so far, both white and black voters did experience a drop in their numbers on Monday relative to their 2008 same day total. However, this number will most likely readjust in the next few days, along with the impact of Sandy.
2012 Compared to 2008 In-Person Absentee Ballots Cast in North Carolina by White and Black/African-American Voters
Nevertheless, white voters continue to compose 65% of the in-person absentee ballots cast, while black voters are 30% (in 2008's total electorate--combining both early and Election Day--they were 22%), while "all other races" are at 5% of the total in-person ballots cast.