It appears that even with the reduction in days of early voting to 10 days this year as compared to 2010's 17 days, North Carolina voters are still utilizing in-person early voting; it has only taken 5 days to reach the same number of early votes as were cast in the first twelve days in 2010.
As of Monday, October 27, 460,880 total accepted early ballots have been received (this includes accepted mail-in and in-person early ballots), with 428,383 submitted by in-person early voting and accepted. In 2010 on the same day prior to election day, 426,305 in-person early votes had been submitted.
On Monday, Oct. 27, the following in-person ballots were submitted:
In comparing the trend lines against the performance in 2010:
Registered Democratic voters have submitted 50 percent of the total in-person early votes, and are 110 percent of where they were four years ago. Registered unaffiliated voters are 20 percent of the total in-person early votes, and are 116 percent of where they were four years ago on the same day. Registered Republicans are 30 percent of the total in-person early votes, and are 81 percent of where they were four years ago on the same day.
Finally, the vast majority of this year's in-person early voters used the same voting method in 2010, but there are a sizable plurality of voters this year who (either because they did not vote or did not register or did not live in the state) did not cast ballots in 2010, especially among registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters.