First, the different methods of voting in NC in 2012, along with its presidential results based on each method:
Over 60 percent of the 2012 ballots cast came before Election Day in November 2012's general election.
Among the mail-in absentee ballots, registered Republicans dominated the voting method in 2012:
Half of the mail-in ballots came from registered Republicans, while 28 percent came from registered Democrats and 21 percent from registered unaffiliated voters.
Among the 2012 early voting (absentee in person) ballots in 2012:
Nearly half (49 percent) of the in-person early votes in North Carolina came from registered Democrats, with 29 percent from registered Republicans and 21 percent from registered unaffiliated voters.
The daily party percentages from the first eight days of in-person early voting in North Carolina looked like this:
While the 9-17 days of in-person early voting (daily party percentages) in North Carolina looked like this:
Once in-person early voting starts in North Carolina, I'll be updating the last three charts on a daily basis for comparison and analysis.