Monday numbers: All about voting

Monday numbers: All about voting


With midterm elections around the corner, lawmakers have, unsurprisingly, taken aim at last minute changes that would affect voters at the polls. Senate Bill 325 eliminates the last early voting Saturday before this year’s elections and create uniform early voting hours across the state. It was sent to the Governor’s office Friday. Legislators have also introduced a constitutional amendment that would require voters to present a photo identification before casting a ballot. It’s expected to be voted on next week.

Here are some numbers relevant to North Carolina voting and early voting:

2,918,052 — The number of North Carolinians who cast ballots in the last mid-term election (2014)

6,628,521 — The total number of registered voters in 2014

4,769,640 — The number of North Carolinians who cast ballots in 2016

6,914,248 — The total number of registered voters in 2016

6,945,797 — The total number of registered voters as of June 9

2,657,948 — The total number of registered Democratic voters as of June 9

2,083,632 — The total number of registered Republican voters as of June 9

2,168,481 — The total number of registered unaffiliated voters as of June 9

35,488 — The total number of registered Libertarian voters as of June 9

248 — The total number of registered Green Party voters as of June 9

0 — The total number of registered Constitutional Party voters as of June 9

1.19 million — Total number of early voting ballots cast in the last mid-term election (2014)

2.8 million — Total number of early voting ballots case in 2016

103,513 — The total number of voters who cast ballots on the last Saturday of early voting in 2014

193,138 — The total number of voters who cast ballots on the last Saturday of early voting in 2016

28.9% — The makeup of Black or African-American voters on the last Saturday of early voting in 2016

20.6% — The total makeup of Black or African-American registered voters in 2016

60-41 — The House votes to pass Senate Bill 325

34-13 — The Senate votes to pass SB 325

Sources: N.C. State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, Old North State Politics, Democracy NC, N.C. General Assembly