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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have set Election Day as the deadline for mail-in absentee ballots in future N.C. elections. Cooper's rejection of Senate Bill 326 marks his 13th veto this year and his record-extending 66th veto since taking office in 2017.

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Friday, 19 November 2021 11:43

N.C. House passes election-reform measures

RALEIGH — A number of key election reforms moved through the N.C. House this week. Included on that list is a bill that switches up the deadline for absentee ballots and another measure that bans outside private money from flowing to county boards of elections.

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The man once described by Carolina Journal as “the alleged mastermind of an election fraud scheme in the 9th Congressional District” has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his 2018 election work.

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RALEIGH — New legislation filed in the General Assembly would reduce the time voters have to turn in their absentee ballots, making the outcome of elections clearer in a shorter time.

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RALEIGH — The waiting truly is the hardest part.

As election results trickle in, North Carolinians are watching, trying to make sense of which ballots we’re counting, which races are safe to predict, and which races may flip. 

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RALEIGH — Elections officials in North Carolina will count absentee ballots mailed in by Nov. 12, nine days after Election Day. The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-3 vote, refused Republican legislative leaders’ request to enforce a state law setting the ballot deadline at Nov. 6.

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RALEIGH — Less than two days remain for voters to request a ballot by mail in the 2020 general election. The absentee ballot request deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide soon whether N.C. election officials count absentee ballots received by mail between Nov. 7 and Nov. 12. Two sets of plaintiffs filed paperwork Sunday, Oct. 25, arguing for the high court to block those ballots from being counted.

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RALEIGH — Given voting challenges amid COVID-19, what can you actually expect to know about ballot results at the close of Election Day?

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RALEIGH — North Carolina voters turned out in droves on the weather-friendly first day of the early voting period Thursday, with nearly 230,000 ballots cast across the state as of 5:30 p.m.

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