As to the requested ballots: it appears that Democrats are still requesting the highest percentage of ballots, reversing the traditional dominance of Republicans in mail-in absentee ballots.
|Mail-In Absentee Ballots Sent Out as of 9-13-14 in 2014 North Carolina General Election by Party Registration, Gender, and Race|
White voters are 82% of the ballots requested, while black voters are 12.5% and all other races are 6%.
Among the returned mail-in ballots, the numbers are slightly different at this early stage:
|Returned Ballots in 2014 North Carolina General Election as of 9-13-14|
The gender split is pretty much gone, with women and men returning their ballots in nearly equal numbers. Granted, only 4% of the requested ballots so far have been returned.
In terms of party registration of the returned ballots, 46% have come from Democrats, 36% from Republicans, and 18% from unaffiliated voters. White voters are 81% of the returned ballots, while black voters are slightly outperforming their requested ballot performance with 15% of the returned ballots.